A private ceremony will be held by his family.
A “Celebration of Life” will be held for his friends and loved ones on Staten Island in the near future and will be communicated accordingly.
Andrew “Drew” Calderaro a lifelong Staten Islander, passed away on Wednesday June 8, 2016, at his home of cardiac arrest. He was forty-nine years old. Drew was born on January 4, 1967 to his parents Georgia and Leonard Calderaro.
He graduated from McKee High School in 1985. His passion for cooking began at an early age, and he was the head chef at numerous area restaurants and country clubs as well as personal chef accolades. He received a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from SUNY Delhi and enjoyed a career that spanned from the Harvard and Water Clubs in New York City to serving as private chef to Leona Helmsley in Greenwich CT. His life was filled preparing memorable meals through which celebrities and the community celebrated the milestone moments of their lives. Drew was a perfectionist in all of his endeavors, and he was truly blessed to find his true life’s passion. The ritual of taking simple ingredients and giving them “new life” (as he used to put it), though his dedication to his craft brought him great pride. The paramount joy of his life, however, was time spent with his family: teaching them through a meal and laughter that was shared. He will be remembered for his dedicated work ethic, his love for his family, hockey, NASCAR, rock n’ roll and his twisted sense of humor.
His marriage to Ann Calderaro and the children; Liane, Ciara and Michael Sally produced much love, joy and depth to Drew’s life.
He is survived by his parents Leonard and Georgia Calderaro, his brothers Gregory and his wife Lina; Robert and his wife Kristen; and his nieces and nephews; Alexandra, Lauren, Michael, Kaitlyn and Jack.