Chicagoland Italian American Professionals
LA FESTA DEI CUCCIDATI
The 20th CIAP event was a smashing success. The idea was the brainchild of Mike Benedetto who first learned about the Chicagoland Italian American Professionals at the 17th event which was all about Sicily. Soon after the event which was held on September 22, 2016 at Casa Italia, Mike approached me with his idea on having a cuccidati fest. I thought it was such a great idea and we quickly move forward with the idea.
Mike quite frankly did most of the work as he contacted all the internet bakery contestants and also the local Italian bakeries.
In the end, it was incredibly well attended and Fra Noi is going to publish an article about the event which highlighted the different styles of the participants.
So who won the awards? Here are the results:
Many thanks to all those who volunteered and make the event such a success and to all the cuccidati participants! Stay tuned for the next Fra Noi edition and look out for the article about this wonderful event.
Salvatore J. Sciacca is the Executive Director and Founder of the CIAP organization. He is an active member of the Italian American community in Chicago.