Victor Padilla, the sous chef at Terrazza, moved from New York to South Beach with Riccioletti. Padilla spoke with Local 10's Christina Vazquez Tuesday about Riccioletti.
"There was nothing else that existed to him. I mean, it was just work and family," said Padilla. "(He) was unlike anything you'd ever seen. He was a beast. (It) is the best way to describe him. And that answers your question, why we always called him 'chef,' because he was never off."
Padilla added that Riccioletti was called into work on Monday, his usual day off.