Stefano, our Head Chef, is from Rome and started to cook with his Grandmother when he was a child. ‘My grandmother used to make fresh homemade pasta and always I loved helping her spread the dough and cut the tagliatelle. I grew up watching culinary tv shows and cooking for my family and friends.’
When he was 13 years old, Stefano started to study his other second passion, flight. ‘I studied for 5 years in an Aeronautical Institute as a Pilot and air traffic controller, but I later decided to change to a different professional life’. By 2015, his love of food and the hospitality industry had taken over and he bought a one way ticket to London where Stefano worked at Byron Burger in Camden and then at the Sky Garden as Chef de Partie. In 2018, he worked as a senior sous chef at Soho House, and joined Gordon Ramsay Restaurants later that year. After ten months as sous chef, Stefano’s passion and hard work was rewarded and he was promoted to Head Chef at London House. He says that ‘This is the dream realized. From 2008 I have followed Gordon Ramsay on TV and always thought that one day I would work for him as Head Chef in one of his Restaurants’.
Outside of work, Stefano loves to improve his culinary skills and knowledge by travelling around the world to discover new foods, cultures, and recipes. ‘Traveling is my passion but when I have free time, I love to go paragliding, scuba diving and motorbiking.’