East Hampton's 1770 House hires 2013 chef

Michael Rozzi is at the helm of The Michael Rozzi is at the helm of The 1770 House as head chef. The East End native was the chef for thirteen years at Della Femina, also located in East Hampton. (Undated) Photo Credit: Handout

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Michael Rozzi, who led the kitchen at the departed Della Femina restaurant, is the new chef at The 1770 House in East Hampton.

Rozzi succeeds Matt Birnstill. Kevin Penner continues as executive chef at The 1770 House, where he earned the restaurant a three-star rating in Newsday. The 1770 House also is an historic inn.

Earlier, Rozzi cooked at Le Chef in Southampton and the Inn at Quogue. He joined Penner at Della Femina in 1996 and was named executive chef there in 2004. Della Femina closed in 2011 and was succeeded by the East Hampton Grill.

Rozzi is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University.

The 1770 House, 143 Main St., East Hampton; 631-324-1770.

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