Staten Island, New York
Ettore grew up working in the restaurant/catering business from the age of 12. He graduated from the College of Staten Island with a Bachelors in Mathematics & Finance in 1985.
In 1986 he started chez vous caterers from the basement of his home in Dongan Hills. In Oct 1987 he rented the first floor of Edgewater Hall at 691 Bay Street. A few years later he added the party rental division to chez vous. In 1997 he purchased Edgewater Hall and renovated the lofts on the second & third floor making them party spaces.
Shortly thereafter he purchased from his tenant the cellar bar creating Dock Street Underground a live music venue.
With real estate prices increasing in NYC, Ettore expanded to the Catskill Mountains and purchased Shandelee Lake Inn, a 1860 dutch barn and the first mansion built in Liberty NY and restored them.
His creative projects include his CD Beautiful, his book, It’s Your Right to be Fit, Sexed, and Happy, So Claim It, and he is developing a TV series called Business Underground. He is a partner in Hanz On Music, an R&B/Hip Hop record label. Their latest project method Man presents Hanz On, includes the single “Shining Star” which is available on iTunes. Their mix-tape Back to Sicily hosted by DJ KaySlay is available on DatPiff.com. .
His publishing company, Relationship Ed Publishing will be releasing Healthy Relationships 101:The Book in the fall as well as You Jump, I Jump.