Featured in Northwest Florida Daily News

Featured in Northwest Florida Daily News

By Special to the Daily News
INLET BEACH – Amici 30A Italian Kitchen, coming to 30Avenue fall 2016, announces Manolack Vongsouvanh as executive chef of the eclectic family friendly eatery.

Fondly known as Chef Lock, the local chef is no stranger to the area having opened 30A Private Chef, providing personal chef and event catering services a year ago with his wife, Cheryl.

Most recently, Chef Lock opened Seacrust Pizza in Peddlers Pavilion at Seacrest. Famous for his Neapolitan and upside down pizzas, the kiosk-style pizzeria with over 25 toppings was where the Corchis family was first introduced to the chef's culinary talents.

"Pizza is a love for our family, and Neapolitan pizzas specifically," said George Corchis. "We began as patrons of Seacrust Pizza and, with our frequent visits, struck up conversations with Chef Lock each time we visited and so the story goes..."

Chef Lock will bring his true respect and passion for classic Italian cuisine to each dish at Amici 30A. Born in the Asian country of Laos and raised in Utica, New York, Chef Lock inherited his love of cooking from watching his mother.

Lock believes in simply prepared dishes crafted to ignite your taste buds with full flavors, using only the highest quality seasonal ingredients.

In addition to his culinary talents, Chef Lock will bring his charismatic personality to Amici 30A's exhibition kitchen. The open, interactive concept will allow him to welcome guests and interact with patrons while cooking.

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