FDNY Chef Joe Chiodi Fires Up the Famous Meatballers
Chef Joe Chiodi, an FDNY firefighter from Wantagh, got lots of practice developing his delicious Italian style meatballs in marinara sauce by serving them to his fellow firefighters at Engine 262 in Astoria Queens. Now he is offering his gourmet meatballs at select locations all across Long Island.
Chiodi admits his firehouse colleagues were his “lab rats” as he tested his recipes. “I served them up at the firehouse and all the guys were just ranting and raving … I got such a big reaction. I knew I had something special.”
He was encouraged to open a restaurant, but he didn’t think he was ready for that leap. Instead, he decided to develop a recipe which could be sold to the ready-to-eat market. Right now he is concentrating on meatballs but hopes to add to his food line with delicious selections such as chili, a turkey meatball option, and maybe a favorite chowder recipe.
The Famous Meatballers authentic homemade meatballs are fully cooked and ready to heat and serve. They can be a great addition to any meal or the centerpiece of an Italian-style dinner. They only contain the freshest ingredients, herbs, and USDA premium quality beef. They want each meatball to give you an authentic, fresh, and delicious flavor. The meatballs are currently available at:
- Total Wine Spirits & More in Westbury NY
- Salpino Italian Market in Bellmore, North Babylon, and Wantagh NY
- North Shore Farms in Bellmore, Mineola, and Great Neck NY
- C Town in Astoria NY
- King Kullen in Bellmore, Rockville Center, and Moriches NY
- City Fresh Market in Astoria
- Food Universe Marketplace in Long Island City NY
- Associated Supermarket in Rockville Center
Come on by your favorite location above and pick up a couple containers of The Famous Meatballers Italian Style Meatballs in Marinara Sauce. You will have an instant dinner hit anytime you need one!