The Bakery's History
Prior to opening The Italian Bakery, Frank Chiaravelotti worked for his sister and brother-in-law, Jennie and Sam Bennett, at Sam's Italian Sandwich Shop. During this time the sandwich business was booming and Sam was purchasing bread rolls from a Portland bakery. At the age of 20, Frank attended The Restaurant Institute of Connecticut in New Haven, now known as The Culinary Institute of America, in NY. He learned many culinary techniques including bread making. Frank eventually encouraged Sam to start his own bakery. Frank ran the highly successful bakery for roughly ten years.