Who We Are
My name is Glenn Hickman, and we are the Fusco family from Naples. We are a family company that has a passion for great food! We enjoy getting together with family and friends, to create good times and good memories. We are also a family company that wants to make a difference by helping others in their time of need.
The idea behind Antoinette’s Authentic Antipasto is to combine delicious food with charity work: While the world gets to enjoy our authentic Italian antipasto, we donate a portion of the proceeds to a selection of local charity organizations.
Our vision is to build Antoinette’s Angel Foundation, an organization funding a broad variety of charity projects ranging from children’s cancer to supporting our veterans.
Growing up in an Italian family you could count on one thing, lots of food on the holidays! And the one thing we looked forward to most was our family’s antipasto (which actually means „before the meal“). It was the first part of our dinner and it was the best part, too!
Then, one day, I thought to myself that there wasn’t anything that I had ever tasted before like it and that everybody else was missing out. So I set out only journey to bring it to market, so everyone and their families could enjoy it, too! So, buon appetito from our family to yours!
The Fusco Grandparents
My grandmother and grandfather came over from Italy as small children. I never met my grandparents as they both passed from cancer before I was born.
My aunt Antoinette carried on the antipasto tradition. I can remember having it at family holidays as long as I can remember.
My aunt was a wonderful, beautiful person. She passed away in 2016. I am really lucky to have had my aunt and to still have my uncle Mel in my life!
The Fusco Home
This is the house where I grew up, on Fairview Avenue in South Orange, New Jersey. A lot of great memories happened there!
My grandparents (and most of the Fusco family) lived on Riggs Place in South Orange only a block away from Fairview.
Ann Marie Fusco
This is my amazing mother, Ann Marie Fusco (pictured at about 15 years old). My mother was a single mother. She was a real “Angel“.
My mother developed schizophrenia in her 40s, but never lost her incredible faith. Mental illness will be one of the charities we will be forever helping.