V’s President, Greg Hunsucker was featured as the Kansas City Originals Chef of the Month for February, 2009. You can read the article below.
Greg Hunsucker, president of V’s Italiano Ristorante, began working there as a dishwasher in his early teens. When he decided to make the restaurant business his career he told his father, ?I get to play when other people work.'” Greg attended a local vocational school’s food service program, worked his way up through the V’s kitchen to become the kitchen manager, and was general manager by age 20. Today, he owns V’s with his wife and daughter of founders, Jay and Vita Totta, two sisters-in-law, and a brother-in-law. Two of Greg’s sons work at V’s and his mother-in-law, Vita, still visits frequently.
Since it opened in 1963, V’s has primarily served Southern Italian food, with many dishes that feature red sauce. About 70 percent of the menu uses family recipes passed down through four generations, while the remaining dishes change to reflect current dining and dietary trends. ?We serve good food with great service and a clean, friendly environment,” says Greg about the family-operated restaurant. ?And we host a dinner party in our home every day.”