What’s the first thing you do when you get up?
I give a warm kiss to my wife and I wish her a good day while we enjoy a coffee together.
When does a typical day start?
It goes from 8:30 to 1:30 in the night. I don’t really have a fixed time, it very much differs on the daily’s events. Usually I go to work around 9:30/10:00 and I start off with the day. In the afternoon I take a short break and then I start again at 18:30 until closing time.
An ingredient you couldn’t live without?
My passion for the work I do.
What’s the first dish ever you remember cooking?
Fresh home-made pasta I used to prepare at home with my mum.
And the one that was the most successful?
Success, when related to a dish, is for me the guests’ appreciation. Every dish that manages to communicate my passion and the ingredients’ quality is for me a successful dish.
How would you describe your kitchen in three words?
Simplicity, authenticity, and seasonality
If you were to be a movie, which one would you be?
Babette’s Feast or Haute Cuisine.
If you were to be a song, which one would you be?
The four seasons.
Who is the judge you are the most afraid of?
What’s your favourite restaurant?
I don’t quite have a favourite restaurant. Because of my job, I like to try everything and to experience new flavours, innovative dishes and therefore to try new restaurants.
What’s your flaw?
I’m a tiny bit touchy.
What’s your virtue?
I am a very reflexive person.
If you weren’t a chef, what would you be doing?
Something to do with business.