You don’t earn the nickname “Vinny Mozzarella” if you aren’t the real deal. After serving in the US Army and completing multiple deployments, Vincent Lang became a police officer with the New York City Police Dept. On July 2, 2021, after 20 years of service, Lang retired and shifted his focus directly to his catering business, Vinny Mozzarella. Vinny explains how he built an award-winning business off one of Italy’s most popular cheeses.
What inspired you to get into foodservice?
“I love making people happy through food and offering the freshest ingredients. Growing up, my parents ran a catering company out of our house. I watched every time they had an event and they taught me to cook along the way. I was so intrigued about mozzarella making that I could not stop practicing until I perfected it.”
What do you love about your business?
“I love being part of a couples special day and getting emails a year later from them saying people are still talking about the fresh mozzarella. I bring all the materials and equipment to make fresh mozzarella during the cocktail hour of all kinds of events. We also bring a Berkel slicer to offer on-site prosciutto slicing to complement the fresh mozzarella.”
What’s the most interesting thing to happen to your business?
“Winning The Knot Best of Weddings. To determine the winners, The Knot analyzed its millions of user reviews across various vendor categories—including venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more—to find the highest rated vendors of the year. These winners represent the best of the best wedding professionals that engaged couples should consider booking for their own unique weddings.”
What is the biggest challenge you’ve had to overcome?
“I started Vinny Mozzarella as a part-time side job, but it quickly became a full-time job. So, juggling 2 full-time jobs and being a husband and father was my biggest challenge. I was able to retire from my other fulltime job [as a police officer] and bring Vinny Mozzarella up another level.”
Which Cambro products help make your business work?
“I use multiple sizes of Camwear® storage containers for my events. I recently picked up a Cambro GoBox to transport curd and prosciutto to my events. Everywhere you search, Cambro is the most reputable brand on the internet. Chefs across the country highly recommend Cambro.”
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