Pamela was born and raised in Holland, and 20 years of building a career in international business developed within her, a passion for understanding languages and cultures. This passion extended into a deep appreciation of food and culinary exploration. Despite geographic, linguistic and social distinctions, Pamela noticed that people from all countries prepared and ate food not only to nourish the body, but also to connect with one another and spend quality time with the ones they hold dear.
Meeting and marrying her husband, Sacha, a successful commercial real estate broker and only son of a Northern Italian family - living in Venezuela - confirmed her growing suspicion around the power of good food.
As a boy, Sacha learned to create the complex dishes that had been passed down from generations of famiglia Ratti. The time spent with extended family and friends savoring the lovingly-prepared meals formed lasting bonds and deep relationships. The aroma and taste of each dish invariably prompted story-telling about Ratti family ancestors that lasted long into the evening. According to Sacha, meals culminated with everyone feeling a sense of belonging and peace.
Listening to him tell of the hours he spent in the kitchen selecting ingredients and preparing food with his nonna and mamma made both Sacha and Pamela long to recreate those food-rich and story-filled years for their twin girls -- and for anyone seeking comfort and a sense of community. The opportunity to do so came after meeting the Browns, which soon prompted a move back “home” to Holland to carry on the tradition that is Pereddies.
As the new owners, they plan to serve the Pereddies iconic recipes of old while introducing guests to meals passed down from generations of famiglia Ratti - Italian and otherwise. But, more important to them than serving you the finest food, is their hope for every guest:
Take time as often as you can to share a meal with friends or family; it not only nourishes your body, it feeds your soul.