Alfonso was “practically born in the kitchen”!
Although he graduated in Accountancy, Alfonso also decided to go in for a career as a chef, but not at his mother’s side, surprisingly. Well, not immediately: in fact, Alfonso gained his first experience working in the kitchen in 1989, in that temple of fine Italian dining run by Gualtiero Marchesi. He went on to travel the world over the following years, from France to Japan, learning the deepest secrets of the trade and the different international culinary traditions. In 1993 he became a member of the Association of Jeunes Restaurateurs d’Europe.