He is known for his innovative approach to Mediterranean cuisine and the passion for unique, regional ingredients. Thanks to his wide knowledge supported by talent and skills, he has earned as many as 6 Michelin stars in his career.
His Spanish restaurants include Miramar** in Llança and Enoteca** in Barcelona. He also runs the restaurant 5 (Cinco) by Paco Pérez* in Berlin and Tast Catala in Manchester. In addition, he owns 3 casual premises in Barcelona: L'Eggs, La Royale and BAO Bar.
His latest achievement is Arco by Paco Pérez on the 33rd floor of the tallest building of the Olivia Business Centre in Gdańsk.
Born in Italy, he has a passion for Spain. He considers humbleness, readiness for hard work and respect for nature that is the supplier of the best ingredients to be the most important qualities of the chef.
In 2007, he started his career in the restaurant Miramar** with Paco Pérez, his most important mentor and teacher. Under the watchful eye of Ferran Adrià in the restaurant El Bulli***, he learned the work of avant-garde molecular cuisine, then he gained experience with Eneko Atxa in Azurmendi***. In 2016, he became the chef of the restaurant founded by Paco Pérez, with which, after a year, he won his first Michelin star.
Now he is going to manage the restaurant Arco by Paco Pérez in Gdańsk.
He was raised on French cuisine, which gave him knowledge, a strong foundation and instilled a real culinary culture. Without compromise, he says that, for him, the taste and the pure expression of the best product are most important in cuisine. But in order to cook and to open his mind, he had to build his expertise, so he has gathered experience in many restaurants with Michelin stars, among others in La Vie***, Vendôme***, The Ledbury**.
In his opinion, humbleness and hard work are able to help you reach higher levels, think creatively and differently, and fill the gap between old and new ways of cooking.
Currently, Arco by Paco Pérez in his hometown of Gdańsk and working alongside Antonio Arcieri is the biggest professional challenge for him.
He is the author of an unusual algorithm of taste combinations, with the help of which he assists in choosing wines for individually composed dishes.
He gained sommelier experience working, among others, in the prestigious Sheraton Sopot Hotel, renowned restaurants such as Metamorfoza, Water & Wine and in the restaurant of Paco Pérez in Miramar** in Llança. He served as Head Sommelier at JRE Poland for several years. He is fascinated by natural viticulture and clean, undisturbed taste of wine. He values cooperation with winemakers using traditional production methods.
For over ten years, gaining experience in the most recognised restaurants in the world, from Atelier Amaro* through to El Celler de Can Roca*** and for the last 3.5 years managing service in Geranium***, Copenhagen, which in 2018, as the third restaurant in the world next to Eleven Madison Park and El Celler de Can Roca won the title of "Art of Hospitality" awarded by 50 Best Restaurants. Sommelier, WSET Student. In his free time, he goes on trips to the most interesting restaurants in the world.
Born and raised in Barcelona, she has always ben passionate about cooking and eating, but she studied a university degree before getting into catering. After finishing it, she decided to give herself the chance to study to become a professional cook and studied Catering direction and Pastry in Barcelona.
Cook since then, she later found that what she liked the most in a kitchen was the exigence and precision that was demanded above all in the pastry section, so she studied to become a pastry chef in Espai Sucre, a reference school in restaurant desserts. After that, she has been the pastry head chef in Bravo 24 by Carles Abellan, now La Barra*, Hotel Mercer and Dani García Restaurant***
Today, she’s proud to work hand by hand with Antonio Arcieri, aiming everyday for both excellence and humility.