Meet Chef and Business Owner, Romer Perez

Watch the AIRTime Interview

November 18, 2020

Interview 7:00 pm

This AIRTime interviews Romer Perez, owner and chef at Apollonia’s Italian Kitchen in Richardson, Texas.

With over 40 years of food and beverage and hotel and restaurant operations experience in all types of hotels as well as free standing restaurants, Romer brings a wealth of knowledge to any team. He has worked at both property and corporate levels with as many as 90 hotels under his supervision. Whether it be a city luxury hotel, conference center, airport property, resort, or free standing restaurant, he has a proven track record of improving quality, service and financial performance in many types of operations.

Apollonias Italian Kitchen
In 2014, Romer and his wife Heather, decided to venture out on their own and open their own restaurant. They purchased Apollonia’s Italian Kitchen in Richardson, Texas and with the help of his sister, Sheila Santolamazza, a Chef Instructor in Umbria, Italy, have been applying their craft there since! They have created a long list of regular customers and have expanded into a healthy catering business which offers many types of food, not just Italian Cuisine!

To learn more about Romer Perez and Apollonia’s Italian Kitchen, visit

AIRTime is presented by AIR (Arts Incubator of Richardson) and is underwritten in part by the City of Richardson Cultural Arts Commission.

Event Details

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

7:00 pm – interview with Romer Perez, available on Facebook.

AIR Time Nov 2020

What is AIRTime?

Season 10 of AIRTime featured another stellar group of guest artists. AIRTime is an artist interview series formerly held live on stage at the Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson, Texas. In Season 10 we shifted to provide a virtual experience via Facebook Live.

Not able to tune in live with us? A recording of the interview will be made available shortly after the event. As always, each and every AIRTime interview can be listened to at your leisure as a podcast on Apple Podcasts or in your favorite podcast player.