21 Spices by Chef Asif

21 Spices by Chef Asif

Asif Rasheed Syed Chef Chef Asif R. Syed is an Indian American chef who has been awarded multiple times in the past for his extraordinary culinary talent. He has appeared on national television shows including “Beat Bobby Flay,” where he actually beat Bobby Flay with...
Sea Salt, Barbatella, Darona, & Grappino

Sea Salt, Barbatella, Darona, & Grappino

Jason Goddard Corporate Chef As Corporate Chef, Chef Jason Goddard oversees the Aielli Group’s culinary teams at Sea Salt, Barbatella, Dorona, and Grappino in Naples, and Sea Salt in St. Pete.  His talent and leadership have helped the restaurants become an integral...
Trulucks

Trulucks

Samir Canaan Chef Anything with a “kick” would seem to be an appropriate motto for Chef Samir Canaan. Not only does he love all foods Asian-Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Japanese — he also is a martial artist.  Not exactly what you would normally expect from a...
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples

The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples

Aldo Novoa Executive Chef Born and raised in Mexico City, Chef Aldo Novoa’s curiosity in food began with his grandmother’s cooking and discovering the diversity Mexican food offers.  His passion for travel along with his major in Culinary Arts led him to The...
SAILS

SAILS

Darren Veilleux Chef de Cuisine Darren Veilleux is responsible for making Sails Restaurant’s nightly service a seamless process. Many guests may recognize Darren from the restaurant’s open kitchen: Darren initially served as master of the restaurant’s custom-built...
Osteria Tulia, Bar Tulia, and The French

Osteria Tulia, Bar Tulia, and The French

Vincenzo Betulia Executive Chef and Partner A Sicilian native, Vincenzo Betulia grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he began his career at age 14 with an after-school job at ristorante Bartolotta. He ultimately attained the chef position, became a Bartolotta...
The French

The French

Kayla Pfeiffer Executive Sous Chef Kayla was raised in Jupiter, FL, where she gained a strong passion for the culinary arts by watching her father (also a chef) in the business. Kayla made it a point to follow in her father’s footsteps so she started in the business...

Grants Awarded for 2019

The Naples Woman’s Club awarded over $70,000 in grants to social service agencies this season.Awards were presented to: Meals of Hope, Dress for Success, Operation Smile, Judy Sullivan Family Resource Center, Baby Basics, The Immokalee Center for Unmet Needs,...

Member Spotlight – Jackie Pierce

We were all so devastated to learn of the passing of our beloved Jackie Pierce, our NWC Parliamentarian, GFWC liaison, and so much more.  Jackie started her career as a teacher in the Midwest, initially with school children, and then at the college level introducing...