How We Got Started

Read How Our Food Journey Began

Read How Our Food Journey Began

It all started with an idea

New York state is packed with exciting restaurants that have been serving up unique and delicious food for years. The Empire Plate was established as a way to highlight the special local restaurants in our state.

Our owner was born and raised in Rome, NY, where he developed a love of food. At the age of 43, he decided to go back to college to take advertising, marketing and film classes. All of this was to bring to life his dream of showcasing local restaurants through a hit show. Now, he and his son travel the state, bringing you info on the tastiest dishes and coolest spots. Watch one of our episodes now to learn more about us.

Connecting restaurants and viewers

Run by our owner, Bill Vinci, and his son, Ryan, we provide a fun and affordable way for local restaurants to gain recognition. We combine good food with great times, while showing you every step of the journey.

Do you know of a great family-owned New York restaurant? Contact us today. We're always taking recommendations.