Interview with Samantha Robbins
Q. How long have you been in business?
A. Although we proudly opened our doors October 6th, 2018, cooking has been a lifelong passion and part of my culture since I was young. Most of our recipes have been handed down from generation to generation.
Q. Where are you located?
Q. What is your phone number and website address?
A. 518-225-0482 and www.thelatellasfood.com
Q. What hours are you open?
A. Starting January 13th, 2019 we will be open Tuesday-Saturdays, Noon- 8:00 pm.
Q How and why did you get into the business?
A. I have always had a love for food. As I started exploring culinary classes in college, while working full-time and being a full-time mother, I realized what really brought joy to our household. It was bringing a fun and delicious dinner around our table after a long day is all said and done. My husband and I opened The Latella’s because it is our passion to serve others great quality food and to bring back that joy of a home cooked meal shared with family!
Q. What do you love most about the business?
A. I truly enjoy cooking and serving. When people smile after taking a bite of the food I cook, it’s the best feeling in the world. My roots are from Italy, my great-grandparents came over from Calabria. They brought a certain joy and passion to the home-cooked food around the dinner table. I truly love utilizing classic dishes, as well as my own modern twist on some, to bring the richness and traditionality to food everybody will love.
Q. What do you want the community to know about you?
A. At The Latella’s, although we are a small takeout business, it doesn’t bring lack of quality to our dishes. We develop our cooking techniques at home and bring the same techniques to our business front. When you order food from The Latella’s, you are not only supporting a small family owned business, but you are a participant in enhancing this culture of family and joy we are trying to encourage in our local community.
Started Our Towne Marketing in 2005. In addition to publishing Our Towne Guilderland each month we also provide print and web design services. Serves as a Board Member with the Guilderland Chamber of Commerce and a Member of the Ethics Board for the Town of Guilderland.
Lives in Guilderland with wife Kristen, son Ryan and daughter Kyra.