Head Chef Dario Catapano
Dario moved to London 7 years ago from Italy to start a new life with his partner. He studied Marine Biology at University of Naples so other than knowing a lot about fish and having worked in a pub during university, he knew nothing about cooking. Dario started in a group of Italian restaurants where he learned the basics of cooking, but always had the desire to learn more and develop into a better chef. This is when Dario went for a trial at Bread Street Kitchen and the fun began.
Since Dario had no formal chef training his biggest influence was his family and the food that he ate growing up fresh from their garden. Dario comes from a big family, with 30 people at the table for Christmas dinner. This is what prepared him for the large number of covers at Bread Street Kitchen.
For Dario growing up as a chef in the Gordon Ramsay Group has been really inspirational, particularly learning the classics of British and French cuisine that he had never cooked or tasted before.
Dario’s first love is catching and cooking fish but is generally interested in the authenticity of produce and preparing it respectfully. Dario really enjoys challenging himself with butchery and getting all the staff involved.
The opening of Bread Street Kitchen Singapore was a major milestone for Dario, opening his eyes to different flavors and ingredients. Travelling to nearby countries also allowed him to get to know a lot of different combinations and foods that he has never experienced before.
Dario has been with the Gordon Ramsay Group for over 5 years and is currently the Head Chef at Heddon Street Kitchen.