“Learning to immigrate takes time, but when you don’t have a choice, time is all you have. When I first arrived in Italy it wasn’t easy. Things were not quite the same, but I found my own way, I adapted.

“I’d worked in restaurants before I even moved, but with Italian food there was an immediate connection. Their cuisine is led by passion. They developed and perfected their craft over generations, and maintain those same standards today. This has helped me to find the place where I wanted to start my new life. A place with tradition, with values, and with an immense love for food.”