Privately-held Caffe Ettore, Incorporated, a California Corporation (Caffe Ettore) (D/B/A Ettore’s Bakery and Café and Ettore’s European Bakery and Restaurant) filed for Chapter 11 protection with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Eastern District of California, case number 18-22152. The Company is located in Sacramento, CA and headed by President Ettore Ravazzolo. Caffe Ettore is represented in bankruptcy proceedings by Walter Dahl of Dahl Law, Attorneys at Law.
Caffe Ettore’s website says that Ettore experienced humble beginnings in Switzerland and “immigrat(ed) to America, unable to speak English and with only $350 in his pocket – half of which he ended up loaning to a friend. Right away, Ettore is inspired by America. Over the next several years he pushed hard to prove himself in his newly adopted homeland, working as a Pastry Chef in some of the finest hotels and restaurants across the United States. Ettore’s talent, work ethic and creativity as a Pastry Chef was quickly recognized and the accolades and awards started pouring in–which further motivated him to branch out on his own.”
The website continues, “Settled in Sacramento, Ettore was working for Viva Croissant, a small croissant shop….After several years of proving his worth, Ettore struck a deal with the owner to purchase the shop by having the owner finance the buy-out. On March 1st 1985, Ettore became an official small business owner. Armed with fierce determination and a desire to bring wonderful European treats and pastries to Sacramento, Ettore changes the name from Viva Croissant to Ettore’s European Bakery. Working with only two employees, four café tables, ten chairs and one antique bench, Ettore opens the doors. Working 100-hour weeks, Ettore tirelessly begins to build the business, learn his customer’s tastes and evolve his recipes. Word starts to spread about the wonderful little European bakery ‘with the funny name’ and his following grows.”
In documents filed with the court, the Company cites estimated assets and liabilities at $1 to $10 million. Caffe Ettore estimates up to 200 creditors.
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