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Alex Camara joins Tutta Bella as President and Chief Operating Officer

Alex Camara

This week we announced that Alex Camara has joined the company as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). The move comes as we prepares to expand our retail/CPG product line both regionally and beyond the Pacific Northwest.

In his new role, Camara, whose background is in food retail and global manufacturing, will lead Tutta Bella’s strategic planning and development efforts, while also overseeing operations at the company’s Seattle-based restaurants, and its manufacturing facility in SoDo. The 15,000 square-foot facility, which opened in the summer, currently supports the production and distribution of artisan products to more than 200 retail outlets across the Puget Sound area, including Costco, QFC, Fred Meyer and PCC.

“With significant growth ahead for Tutta Bella, it was clear that we needed to add an executive resource, a growth-minded leader with the expertise and vision to guide us through this next phase of our journey,” says Joe Fugere, Tutta Bella Founder and CEO. “Alex checks every box and he’s the perfect fit for us. He’s a proven leader, he’s a tremendous cultural fit, and we’re elated to have him join the Tutta Bella family.”

“Joe’s mission to live his dream, serve his people, and share his love for Neapolitan cuisine helped make Tutta Bella one of the most beloved restaurant brands in Seattle over the past 20 years,” says Camara. “There is an uncompromising commitment to his mission that I have long admired, it’s a mission that I’m grateful to be a part of, and I’m excited to lead our team into the future.”

Fugere, who founded the celebrated company in 2004, will remain as CEO and a member of the senior leadership team, and continue to lead the company’s brand development efforts and culture to Nourish Lives by Sharing Traditions, Authentic Food and Love in all that Tutta Bella is known and loved for.