When I think of my childhood, and what made it great, I think about cooking. Cooking brings family and friends together, it creates memories, it provokes laughter and conversation— cooking is at the core of me and I wouldn’t have it any other way…”
I remember numerous occasions, where my mother and I would visit my grandmother in Flushing, Queens. She, and her sisters, my aunts, would be busy making all this food in the kitchen. She and her passion for cooking was the foundation for not only my passion, but for my future career (I just didn’t know it yet). I wanted to learn everything I could; I remember going through all of her cooking books, her recipes and trying to absorb as much as I could. To me, they were the best and I am lucky to have had those experiences.
When I met my husband, my cooking style changed. My mother-in-law is Silician and she taught me everything I know about Italian cooking. In fact, as cliche as it may sound, she told me that “the best way into a man’s heart is through his stomach”— she was right!
Now, twenty-five years and three kids later, we have moved from Long Island, NY to Albany, NY and it was my time to decide what was next for me, career-wise. My first priority to me is my family and when my husband introduced the idea of starting a food truck— I was sold. Sweet Mama Mia started rolling in 2013 and we couldn’t be happier!
Hello, I am Danielle and I own Sweet Mama Mia. If you didn’t guess, I love cooking fresh, homemade meals made from local, fresh ingredients. When I am not in my truck or in my kitchen, I am spending time with my family, friends and two dogs!
Hi, I’m Pasquale. I am here to help my wife’s dream of owning and operating a thriving food truck come true— even if that means spending hours dishing up some my favorite and best Italian food you can get!
The idea of opening a breakfast / lunch cafe was born. While reviewing all potential ideas, my husband, Pasquale, suggested the idea of a food truck. It was then when I realized that a food truck would enable to me to serve many different people in the surrounding communities— and beyond! I am all about family, and it also gave me the ability to be there for my three children as much as possible!
The name was created! I wanted to find a name that people that would make feel comfort and the love that I put into everything I serve! To me, Sweet Mama Mia makes me think of my mom, my grandma or food my family serves. It’s the feeling that I have when I feed my family, the energy surrounding my food and the experience people have when I cook for them.
Sweet Mama Mia LLC was created!
We had our first event at the Garden Party in Sharon Springs. It’s a great memory and reminder of how far we’ve come since then!
We are all over the Capital District (and beyond) and now are also catering private events from wedding receptions to corporate parties!