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Pecori prepares Italian cuisine for fundraiser

Satch and Mike Aiello, president of Troxell, right, pose with the college’s president, Charlotte Warren.

Hanson’s Chairman and CEO Sergio “Satch” Pecori, P.E., provided his talents in the kitchen for a fundraiser.

Satch and Mike Aiello, president of Troxell, a Springfield, Illinois-based personal and business insurance broker, returned to Bistro Verde at Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC) in Springfield, Illinois, for a second annual “Joys of the Table” dinner. Joined by two of the college’s culinary students, they prepared Italian dishes featuring their family recipes. Proceeds from the sold-out event totaled about $5,000 and will provide scholarships for LLCC’s culinary students.

The five-course meal included an entrée of filet mignon encrusted with parmigiano-and-caper breadcrumbs, with Brussels sprouts and broiled grape tomatoes. Special wines were paired with each dish, and limoncello was served with a dessert of amaretto custard over summer berries, garnished with lady fingers.

Tim Schroeder, a business development specialist in Springfield, attended the event. He said he and his wife, Betsy, had a great time and the food and wine were outstanding.

“It was wonderful to have leaders like Satch and Mike share their talents and recipes with the community while supporting a great cause,” Tim said. “They raised a lot of money that will fund scholarships for students in the culinary program.”

Tim is treasurer of the board of directors for LLCC’s foundation, overseeing $11 million in investments and assets.

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