CEO & Creative Director
Paul Schiavone is Founder, CEO, and Creative Director of Tasty Creative. In that role he’s steward of the company’s vision which, he says, is “making connections and telling stories that cultivate people’s passion for food.”
Cultivating people’s passion for food is nothing new for Paul who, for the past fifteen years, has been leading Boston Chefs, Inc., which serves New England with a family of food-focused digital publications that include BostonChefs.com, BostonRestaurantWeek.com, CapeCodRestaurantWeek.com, and the twice weekly e-newsletter e-licious. Now, with Tasty Creative, Paul takes the vision nationwide, providing food-focused content marketing, live events, and brand activations in cities as diverse as Seattle, San Francisco, Austin, Washington DC, and more to follow!
But food isn’t just a job for Paul, it’s a passion. Although he is a food adventurer (his current obsessions is Turkish cuisine, inspired by a trip to Istanbul), he reports “the one cuisine love I always come back to is Italian …the memories made around my grandma Gussie’s table are unforgettable and fantastic…and they all involve rigatoni.”
Paul’s academic credentials are in Philosophy, which he studied at Skidmore and then Boston College, where he earned an MA. “Every day I find myself drawing on the analytical and problem solving skills, not to mention the powers of persuasion, I acquired through my studies .” Philosophy also appears to have been a perfect preparation for Paul’s avocation as a home brewer. “Brewing good beer involves as much art as it does science which is perfect for someone with both creative and analytical tendencies.”
Leading a new business is not for the faint of heart, but the challenge excites Paul: “II love the unique vantage point I get on the work that we do and the responsibility I have for ensuring that we deliver value to all our stakeholders and creating solutions that deliver value to each of these groups simultaneously: food lovers, culinary professionals, and the brands that are trying to reach them. Maintaining a holistic understanding of what we do and how we do it, and helping all my team members excel within their areas of focus is what excites me most about my role at Tasty Creative.”