- By SCOTT CRONICK
- Press of Atlantic City
- Feb 1, 2018
Co-Owner and Chef Chris Bellino is getting used to an entirely new lifestyle at his recently opened Bellino’s Market in Galloway.
- Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer
Bellino’s Market recently opened in Galloway and is already being embraced by the community.
The counters at Bellino’s Market are filled up with an incredible array of meats, cheeses and other delights.
When Chris Bellino works in his kitchen, he’s a monster. As he single-handedly prepares a catering order, finishes off dishes like his penne alfredo with vodka, dishes out one of the best mac and cheeses you will ever have, and plates up sausage and peppers that would even impress Joe Pesci’s mom, Bellino talks casually about his life, his new market and leaving his longtime employer without ever missing a beat.
“It was a tough choice leaving the Smithville Inn,” says Bellino, as he puts a fork in a piece of tender, tasty, sweet Italian sausage and offers a sample. “They are just the greatest people. It was nine years of my life, and I loved every minute of it. But it was time for a new challenge.”