I was raised in the coastal northern Italian city of Trieste, a stone throw of distance from Venice. At age 14 I started working in some of the busiest and best restaurants. First in Italy, on the Adriatic riviera and in the Dolomites, eventually expanding my horizons to work in Vienna, Bruxelles and finally landing over the pond in New York City in 1998.
Since then, I worked in many bastions of Italian cuisine in the Big Apple and I've been featured many times in the New York Times, Esquire, the Michelin guide and I'm being recognized by my peers by being bestowed the title of Master Chef in Italian Cuisine by the Academia Barilla and featured in Best Chef America in 2012, 2014 and 2016.
In 2016 I started my own cooking school Red Inside Culinary to pass on all my hard earned experience to anyone who loves food and life.