Ralph Scamardella is a parent member. His son, Michael, currently attends the program. For many years, Ralph has been a successful chef in the culinary world. He began his studies at New York City’s Technology Institute where he mastered the business of hotel and restaurant management.He received his first two-star rating from the New York Times as Executive Chef at Vanessa’s restaurant. He then went on to work for the owners of Vanessa’s restaurant in other locations, including Ganni and Hoexters Market. Ralph, as chef and partner, had a large hand in the success of the opening and driving concept behind Carmine’s and later Virgil’s BBQ and Gabriela’s Mexican. After nearly 15 years with his hands in several successful projects, he left the kitchen to consult for restaurants such as The Strip House, Harrah’s Casino, and Cessca. Ralph is now the Corporate Executive Chef of Tao, a successful Asian fusion restaurant. Among his other ventures, Ralph has been a large supporter of Eden II, helping out greatly with both the Annual Dinner Dance and Golf Outing.