We spoke with owner, Rob Clark, of Del Vecchios, about his long-standing relationship with Westmoreland & Scully…
Give us the “origin story” for your operation.
In lieu of an origin story, I would like to express my gratitude to Joe and Kevin. It is well known that they are active in the community, and give back in many ways. What is lesser known is their mentorship. The generosity of sharing many years of collective experience, contacts, and general advice has been priceless. I know many others have benefited from their genuine desire to see others succeed as well. The branches of their influence reach far and wide. Without them, there would be no origin story for DelVecchios in Asheville.
What is your list of products (within reason…)
Our menu has the whole family covered with everything from salads, panini, pizza, to a wide range of uncomplicated Italian specialties. In addition, we have many catering options available.
This is where the vendor part comes in. We make all of our bread, dough, and sauces in house daily. We supply a couple of friends with focaccia. This includes Chestnut, Corner Kitchen, and Rosetta’s.
Any anecdotes about your crew?
Of course the entire staff is appreciated for their individual contributions. In particular I would like to recognize Paul VerEllen, Heather Fife, and Matthew Scully in order of their appearance during the day. The combination of their skills and reliability has allowed me to attain a reasonable family/work balance, one of the most difficult things in this business.
What’s next for you and your company?
We are planning to round out our offerings this year with the addition of beer and wine. We will be relying heavily on Matthew Scully’s increased involvement as this final step is completed.