WARWICK, RI — Before they started their Monday meeting, the Warwick City Council took a few moments to honor Richard Silvia, executive chef of The White Horse Tavern in Newport, America’s oldest tavern, on his recent win of the 2017 Chef of the Year award.
Coucilman Timothy Howe presented Silvia with a resolution from the City Council, congratulating him on earning the honor just 16 months after a devastating auto accident that required extensive surgeries and physical therapy.
Silvia’s wife Amanda and sons Brandon, and Parker were also at the meeting as Howe presented the citation to him.
“Therefore, be it announced that the Mayor and the City Council, in the great City of Warwick, recognize the outstanding achievement for his hard work and dedication, and send their best wishes for continued success for many years to come,” Howe said.
“Rich is an inspiration to our younger generation, having started his career as a culinary student at Rogers High School and going on to earn multiple degrees from Johnson & Wales University,” the RI Hospitality Association wrote on their Facebook page noting the award.
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