Angelo Vangelopoulos began his restaurant career at a very young age working for his father, a Greek immigrant who came to the United States. Vangelopoulos owns and is the head chef for the Ivy Inn restaurant in Charlottesville. The Restaurant uses the finest ingredients available from the central Virginia region and around the world. Angelo thoughtfully composes a daily menu of Locally-Inspired Seasonal American Cuisine, showcasing his classical training and cooking heritage.
Angelo was named to the Mt. Rushmore of Charlottesville chefs, and is selected among twenty semifinalists for 2014 Best Chef in the Mid-Atlantic by the James Beard Foundation.