“I’m from Desio, a town close to Milan, Italy and actually I live in Denia, Alicante, Spain.

I went to hospitality school back in Italy when I was younger.

I love my job, I sacrificed a lot to get to where I am, but I’m very grateful. I’ve been able to travel half of the world, and have discovered new cultures and learned three languages – I have colleagues all around the world.

The most valuable thing I’ve learned in the kitchen is responsibility and respect – like the military! A big thank you goes to my parents and my wife who always support me, even in the darkest moments.

Chefs are different, and as I always say, the kitchen is a never-ending beautiful world.”