Overview of Vetri

  • Vetri, a multiple James Beard Award winner who grew his first-floor dining room to a full building operation with offices, a show kitchen, and private dining room — plus a second outpost in Las Vegas and several other ventures — said he’d been offered the chance to buy the building several times in the past, but was never able to agree on a price.
  • Vetri, a James Beard Award-winning renowned local chef, restaurateur, cookbook author and philanthropist, that day had brought in a “visiting professor” to work with the class: Jeff Michaud, another James Beard Award winner and the executive chef and co-owner of Vetri family restaurants Osteria and Amis.
  • Vetri’s course includes a lineup of “visiting professors” in addition to Michaud, including Adam Leonti, chef de cuisine at Vetri Ristorante, who will demonstrate bread- and macaron-making techniques, and Brad Spence, a chef and partner at Amis who showed students how to butcher three whole lambs.
  • Vetri Community Partnership’s rebranding strategy was fully developed this past summer, and Herrenkohl said the nonprofit worked with brand strategists who helped the organization talk through exactly who they are, what they do, what they want to do and how they can communicate that message more effectively.
  • Vetri serves as active member of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA), American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), and American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).  He is also served as invited speaker for international conferences. 
  • Vetri made his debut as a cinematographer in the film Agaram and then he got a break with the action drama film Thenavattu (2008), before working on the comedy Maasilamani (2009) and the successful horror film, Muni 2: Kanchana (2011) with Raghava Lawrence.
  • Vetri’s business partner, Jeff Benjamin, announced his exit from URBN in August, and has since been working with chef Kevin Sbraga on the city’s forthcoming Fitler Club, a private social club set to open in 2019.
  • Vetri Speciali reaches its customers throughout Italy from where, thanks to the in-house and well-structured commercial department – supported by external sales representatives – sends over 60% of its production.
  • Vetri developed the law school's Civil Law Clinic, in conjunction with Lane County Legal Services, Inc., and along with several students, created the school's original Moot Court program.
  • Vetri Speciali ha attraversato queste settimane tempestose al fianco dei suoi dipendenti e dei suoi collaboratori, osservando tutti i protocolli di sicurezza…
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    History of Vetri

  • In 1998, when Vetri opened in the stately townhouse that used to house Le Bec Fin, it blew the game wide open, introducing the Philly and, slowly, the whole country to the pleasures of authentic, soulful, ingredient-driven regional Italian food.
  • In 2005, Marc won the James Beard Award for “Best Chef Mid-Atlantic.” Marc opened Vetri, his intimate 40-seat restaurant in the heart of Center City Philadelphia in 1998.
  • In 2007, Osteria opened just north of Center City and was nominated for the James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant one year later.
  • In 2008, the Vetri Foundation was created, and according to its mission statement, its intention is, “to help kids experience the connection between healthy eating and healthy living.” The foundation accomplishes this in part by partnering with local schools to improve lunch programs––among a growing list of initiatives.
  • In 2009, Marc and business partner Benjamin, created the Vetri Foundation For Children.
  • In 2009, Marc and his business partner, Jeff Benjamin, created the Vetri Foundation for Children.
  • In 2010, it helped earn Vetri Family chef/partner, Jeff Michaud, the James Beard Award for “Best Chef Mid-Atlantic.”
  • In 2013, Pizzeria Vetri debuted on Callowhill Street in Philadelphia as The Vetri Family’s only restaurant solely dedicated to the fine art of authentic Italian pizza-making.
  • In 2014, Lo Spiedo is slated to open in Philadelphia’s up-and-coming The Navy Yard district.