Brendon Hudson got his start in the restaurant business in the dining room at Velleggia’s, his grandfather’s Little Italy restaurant. At 7 or 8 years old, he helped out as a host — “seating everyone at the wrong tables” — and eventually worked his way back to the kitchen. When Hudson’s grandfather, Frank Velleggia Sr., sold the restaurant in 2008, the budding chef decided to enroll in the Culinary School of America. These days, Hudson and his partner, David Monteagudo, run Allora, a petite Roman cafe and dinner spot in Mt. Vernon.
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