About us

Founded in 2004 and operating both in Italy and abroad, Laurenzi Consulting is an Italian consultancy firm that combines a tradition of quality with state-of-the-art methodologies and a spirit of innovation, to bring to life sustainable and long-lasting business opportunities by creating restaurant formats.

Thanks to a comprehensive and expert team with up-to-date knowledge on sector innovations, Laurenzi Consulting provides its clients with high level skills and performance and the necessary know-how to face the most complex business challenges.

Pd Properties in New York, Design International in London, Huayi Brothers Media Corporation in Beijing and CELS Group in Dubai represent a highly professional partnership that makes Laurenzi Consulting, a firm conceived in Italy, a true international and multidisciplinary force that is competitive around the world.

Finally, it collaborates with some of the most well-known and prestigious institutions in the Italian food and wine sector, including Gambero Rosso, Coquis, Iulm, Ihma, Ied, LUISS Business School and Giunty Academy, providing young students and professionals of the f&b sector with its expertise in postgraduate master’s and specialization courses on restaurant management.

Who we serve
ENTREPRENEURS AND FREELANCERS
interested in undertaking new enterprises
MAJOR OPERATORS IN THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY
interested in creating new formats, auditing procedures and restyling interventions in existing formats
MALLS, TRAVEL AREAS AND ENTERTAINMENT SPACES
for new catering areas and food services
HOSPITALITY SECTOR
to optimize or expand hospitality services with F&B activities
Team
DARIO LAURENZI
Founder and CEO
EDOARDO PAISSAN
COO
BEATRICE LOPEZ
Project Manager and Project Supervisor Italy
GIAMPAOLO BERTINI
Beverage Consultant and Staff Trainer
Rome 2004 - present
EDUCATION
Course in Biological Sciences | Sapienza University, Rome
EXPERIENCE
Teaches Restaurant Management | 2004 - present at:
Città del Gusto del Gambero Rosso | Rome and Naples
IED | Cagliari
Luiss Business School | Rome
HIMA | Rome, Milan
IULM | Milan
Coquis | Rome

General Manager at ‘Gusto restaurant | Rome, 1998 - 2004
Manager at Il Simposio| Rome, 1992 - 1998
Manager at Enoteca Costantini| Rome, 1986 - 1992
Which cooking technique represents you?
Raw salt-crusted
Which ingredient are you?
Egg
A city that reflects you?
London
A food venue?
London’s Borough Market
Rome 2011 - present
EDUCATION
Masters in Economics and Business | Università La Sapienza, Rome
EXPERIENCE
F&B Manager at Relais Le Jardin Spa | Rome, 2008 - 2011
Deputy Manager at El Bulli Hotel & Resort | Costa Brava, Spain 2005 - 2008
General Manager of artisanal ice-cream parlor chain “La Gelateria Italiana” | Ukraine, 2007

Which cooking technique represents you?
Spit-roast
Which ingredient are you?
Cotechino
A city that reflects you?
Hong Kong
A food venue?
Tapas Bar
Rome 2012 - present
EDUCATION
First Level Masters in Communication and Food and Beverage Journalism at Gambero Rosso | Rome, 2011 - 2012
Masters in Psychology of Communication and Marketing | Sapienza University, Rome, 2009 - 2012
EXPERIENCE
Waitress, front-of-house manager and bar-lady | Rome, 2005 - 2011
Which cooking technique represents you?
Charred
Which ingredient are you?
Onion
A city that reflects you?
Borbona
A food venue?
My grandparents’ vegetable garden
Rome 2015-present
EXPERIENCE
Manager at Ted Lobster&Burger | Rome, 2016
Development and Start up Gruppo Guerrini | Roma, 2014 - 2015
Manager at Porto Fluviale | Rome, 2012-2014
Enoteca Guerrini | Rome, 2011 - 2012
Manager at Open Baladin | Rome, 2010-2011
Start up, Manager and management at Vinovip | Rome 2005 - 2010
Enoteca Vanni | Lucca 2003-2005
Bar Manager | Londra 2001-2003
Which cooking technique represents you?
Underdone
Which ingredient are you?
Pepper
A city that reflects you?
Rome
A food venue?
My granny’s cooking pot
MICHELE CUNIAL
Project Manager
ROBERTA VIRGILIO
Project Manager
ANDREA BERTINI
Chef consultant e Project Manager
MARTINA MONACO
Junior Food Project Manager
Milan 2018 - present
EDUCATION
Masters in Creative Design | Scuola Italiana Design, Padova, 2014 - 2015
Bachelor in Architecture | Università IUAV di Venezia, 2010 - 2014
EXPERIENCE
Food Brand Manager at Monzurò S.r.l. | Milan, 2015 - 2017
Assistant Restaurant Manager at Corallo restaurant | Copenhagen, 2016
Kitchen assistant at Trattoria da Rosso | Cavaso del Tomba, Treviso, 2005 - 2015
Which cooking technique represents you?
Braised
Which ingredient are you?
Pizza dough
A city that reflects you?
Milan
A food venue?
Trattoria
Rome 2015 - present
EDUCATION
Professional Cookery Course “Professione Chef” at CdG Roma Gambero Rosso | Rome, 2012
First Level Masters “Management of Water Resources in Developing Countries” | University of Milano Bicocca, 2005-2006
Masters in Environmental and Land Planning Engineering | Politecnico di Milano 1998-2004


EXPERIENCE
Chef and Manager at La Ciambella Restaurant | Rome, 2013 - 2015
Commis chef at Pascucci al Porticciolo* Restaurant | Fiumicino, 2013
Cooking internship as chef de partie at Metamorfosi* Restaurant | Rome, 2012
Manager of the International Branch of the NGO “Gruppo di Volontariato Civile” | Angola, Lebanon, Bosnia-Herzegovina, et al., 2005 - 2011
Environmental engineer at a waste disposal plant design company | Milan, 2006 - 2007
Which cooking technique represents you?
Raw
Which ingredient are you?
Red mullet
A city that reflects you?
The world
A food venue?
Souk in Damascus
Rome 2015 - present
EDUCATION
Advanced Course in Italian Cuisine at ALMA, Colorno-Parma | 2013 - 2015
Bachelor in Business Economics and General Management | University of Pisa 2011 - 2013

EXPERIENCE
Cooking internship as chef de partie at Johannes Stube* | Nova Levante (Bolzano), 2012 - 2013
Commis chef at Pura Vida | Sitges, Barcelona,| 2011

Which cooking technique represents you?
Poached
Which ingredient are you?
Truffle
A city that reflects you?
Bangkok
A food venue?
Dakar market
Rome 2018 - present
EDUCATION
Masters in Agricultural and Food Economics | Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Cremona, 2014 - 2016
Bachelor in Gastronomic Science | University of Parma, 2010 - 2013


EXPERIENCE
Food consultant at Slow Food Beirut | 2013 - 2014
Private Chef at the Uruguayan Embassy in Lebanon | 2013 - 2014
Marketing Manager at Startupbootcamp FoodTech, accelerator of startups innovating the food industry | 2017 – 2018

Which cooking technique represents you?
Oven-baked
Which ingredient are you?
Sourdough
A city that reflects you?
Beirut
A food venue?
The local bakery
FEDERICO MANZONE
Mixology Consultant
ALESSIO FACCHINI
Art Director
FRANCESCO BUFARDECI
Graphic Designer
GUENDALINA FAZIOLI
Graphic Designer
2015 - present
EXPERIENCE
Barman at:
Friends | 2002 - 2004
45 Giri | 2005 - 2006
Acquanegra | 2006 - 2007
Numerous barman positions in London
Shilling | Ostia, summer season 2008
Contestaccio | 2007 - 2010
Pierluigi | 2010
Bar Manager at Sorpasso | 2011- present
Which cooking technique represents you?
Fried
Which ingredient are you?
Hops
A city that reflects you?
Ustica
A food venue?
La Boqueria in Barcelona
Rome 2011 - present
EDUCATION
Self-taught
EXPERIENCE
Co-founder and graphic designer at Repubblica Gastronomica |Rome, 2011 – 2017
Co-founder and graphic designer at Deft Design Group | 2004 – 2010
Co-founder and member of the cultural association GIGA, Gruppo Italiano Giovani Artisti | 2002 - 2018
Rome 2016 - present
EDUCATION
Undergraduate Course in Illustration IED - Istituto Europeo di Design | Rome
Graphic Design Course at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design | London

EXPERIENCE
Graphic designer at Repubblica Gastronomica | Rome, 2014 - 2017
Graphic designer at Beecom and A&C Comunicazione | 2011 - 2013
Graphic designer at Ince Comunica | 2010 - 2011
Co-founder and graphic designer at Deft Design Gruppe | 2004 - 2010
Freelance graphic designer| 2000 - 2004
Graphic designer at Dorland, Rome | 1999 - 2000
Which cooking technique represents you?
Slow-cooked
Which ingredient are you?
Parsley
A city that reflects you?
Berlin
A food venue?
Ortigia market
Rome 2018-present
EDUCATION
Masters in Graphics and Photography | Accademia di Belle Arti, Rome
Bachelor in Graphic Design
EXPERIENCE
Collaborated with the Accademia di Belle Arti, art galleries and cultural organizations to create coordinated images and for events communication | Rome
Collaborated with the annual «Insight» magazine of the Accademia di Belle Arti | Rome
Internship at the graphic studio Happycentro | Verona
Freelancer at ICS Maugeri Spa | Pavia
Which cooking technique represents you?
Fried
Which ingredient are you?
Garlic
A city that reflects you?
Rome
A food venue?
My grandma’s house
VALENTINA PELIZZETTI
Architect and Milan branch manager | Milan 2017 - present
ELISABETTA MATTIUCCI
Architect
MARZIA GRILLO
Architect
Milan 2017 - present
EDUCATION
Masters in Architecture | Politecnico di Torino
EXPERIENCE
Several collaborations at important communication agencies in Turin and Milan
Communication agency Testa Web – Armando Testa | Turin
Event and Training Program Manager at Eataly Torino | Turin, 2006 - 2012
Design and creation of the Le Papille restaurant | Turin, 2013 - 2016
Which cooking technique represents you?
Fried
Which ingredient are you?
Fresh pasta
A city that reflects you?
A city by the sea
A food venue?
Home
Rome 2014 - present
EDUCATION
Masters in Architecture | Università IUAV di Venezia, 2003
EXPERIENCE
Internship at various architecture firms in Venice, Rome and Barcelona | 2003-2013
Freelance activity | 2008-present

Which cooking technique represents you?
Crunchy
Which ingredient are you?
Curry
A city that reflects you?
Venice
A food venue?
Boqueria Market in Barcelona
Rome 2017 - present
EDUCATION
Bachelor in Architecture at l'Università degli Studi "Mediterranea" | Reggio Calabria, 2007
Certified Architect | Reggio Calabria, 2008

EXPERIENCE
Collaborated with architecture firm | Rome, 2009 - 2011
Collaborated with decorating firm | Rome, 2011 - 2013
Freelance activity in renovations and interior design works, and home-staging work at several real-estate agencies | Rome, 2013 - 2017

Which cooking technique represents you?
Al dente
Which ingredient are you?
Hot pepper
A city that reflects you?
Barcelona
A food venue?
Italy
LAVINIA MARTINI
Communication and Web Marketing Manager
BIANCA PAULET
Web Content Editor & SEO
ANNA SANNINO
Social Media Manager
RITA COLELLA
Photographer
Rome 2014-present
EDUCATION
Freelance journalist | Order of Journalists of Lazio, 2016
School of Archival, Paleographic and Diplomatic Studies | State Archives of Rome, 2013
Academic Visitor | Oxford University, 2012 - 2013
Masters in Ancient Philology, Literature and History | Sapienza University, Rome, 2010 - 2013

EXPERIENCE
Journalist for Lineadiretta24.it | 2013 - present
Journalist for Puntarellarossa.it | 2014 - 2015
Journalist for Roma che verrà | 2013 - 2014

Which cooking technique represents you?
Griddled
Which ingredient are you?
Chocolate
A city that reflects you?
London
A food venue?
The fête
Rome 2017 - present
EDUCATION
Copywriting training course | Rome University Fine Arts, Rome
First Level Masters in Food and Beverage Management at Sole 24 Ore Business School
Masters in Environmental Economics, Culture and Territory | Università degli studi di Torino
Bachelor in Political Science and International Relations | Università degli studi Roma Tre
EXPERIENCE
Back office for enotourism at Carlo Pellegrino S.p.A. | Marsala, 2017
Communication and Marketing Assistant at La Tognazza s.r.l. | Rome, 2016


Which cooking technique represents you?
Stir-fried
Which ingredient are you?
Basil
A city that reflects you?
Mazara del Vallo
Un luogo del cibo?
Salone del Gusto
Rome 2017-present
EDUCATION
Masters in Business Management | Sapienza University, Rome | 2017
Bachelor in Economics and Territorial Development | Università degli Studi di Siena | 2015
EXPERIENCE
Marketing Management | IESEG School of Management, Paris, 2016
Internship at Comune di Castel del Piano | Grosseto, 2014
Which cooking technique represents you?
Fried
Which ingredient are you?
Vesuvian tomato
A city that reflects you?
Paris
A food venue?
Porta Nolana Market, Naples
Rome 2017-present
EDUCATION
Advanced course in photography | Rome, 2015
Participation in ROMART, Biennale Internazionale di Arte e Cultura | Rome, 2015
Basic photography course | Rome, 2014
EXPERIENCE
Photo assistant at “Cantine fotografiche” studio | Monterotondo, 2016 - 2017
Collaborator and photo assistant for photo shoots | 2016
Freelance | 2015-2016

Which cooking technique represents you?
Oven-baked
Which ingredient are you?
Pepper
A city that reflects you?
Rome
A food venue?
Home
FLAVIA PREVITERA
Marketing and External Relations
MARIATERESA FASANO
Admin Manager
GIORGIA MEIARINI
Assistant Manager
Rome 2016 - present
EDUCATION
Professional Sommelier Course at FIS | Rome, 2015 - 2017
First Level Masters in Communication and Food and Beverage Journalism at Gambero Rosso | Rome, 2015 - 2016
Masters in International Relations | Università degli Studi di Roma Tre, 2012 - 2015
EXPERIENCE
Front-of-house manager at Andirivieni Bistrot S.r.l| Rome, 2010 - 2014
Front-of-house service at Dulcamara Bistrot | Rome, 2009
Banqueting at Palazzetto dello Sport e della Musica Palalottomatica | Rome, 2008 - 2009
Which cooking technique represents you?
Barbecued
Which ingredient are you?
Extra-virgin olive oil
A city that reflects you?
Lecce
A food venue?
Venetian bacaro
Rome 2015 - present
EDUCATION
Licensed Public Accountant | Rome, 2018
Masters in Economics and Management | Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”, 2010 - 2013

EXPERIENCE
Internship at numerous accounting firms | Rome and province of Rome, 2014 - 2016
Stage as Audit & Assurance Assistant at Ernst & Young | Rome, 2014
Which cooking technique represents you?
Au gratin
Which ingredient are you?
Gragnano Pasta
A city that reflects you?
Formentera
A food venue?
Cocktail bar
Rome 2015 - present
EDUCATION
Bachelor in Interior Architecture and Design| Prima Facoltà di Architettura La Sapienza "Ludovico Quaroni", Rome
Masters in Fashion Visual Merchandising | Accademia del Lusso, Rome

EXPERIENCE
Internships at numerous architecture firms | Rome 2010-2011
Visual Merchandiser at Ikea Italia Srl | 2011 - 2012
Pastry chef and cake designer at various well-known Roman bakeries | Rome, 2012 - 2016

Which cooking technique represents you?
Barbecued
Which ingredient are you?
Ginger
A city that reflects you?
Rome
A food venue?
Home kitchen
MARIATERESA FASANO
Admin Manager
GIORGIA MEIARINI
Assistant Manager
Rome 2015 - present
EDUCATION
Licensed Public Accountant | Rome, 2018
Masters in Economics and Management | Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”, 2010 - 2013

EXPERIENCE
Internship at numerous accounting firms | Rome and province of Rome, 2014 - 2016
Stage as Audit & Assurance Assistant at Ernst & Young | Rome, 2014
Which cooking technique represents you?
Au gratin
Which ingredient are you?
Gragnano Pasta
A city that reflects you?
Formentera
A food venue?
Cocktail bar
Rome 2015 - present
EDUCATION
Bachelor in Interior Architecture and Design| Prima Facoltà di Architettura La Sapienza "Ludovico Quaroni", Rome
Masters in Fashion Visual Merchandising | Accademia del Lusso, Rome

EXPERIENCE
Internships at numerous architecture firms | Rome 2010-2011
Visual Merchandiser at Ikea Italia Srl | 2011 - 2012
Pastry chef and cake designer at various well-known Roman bakeries | Rome, 2012 - 2016

Which cooking technique represents you?
Barbecued
Which ingredient are you?
Ginger
A city that reflects you?
Rome
A food venue?
Home kitchen
LAVINIA MARTINI
Communication and Web Marketing Manager
BIANCA PAULET
Web Content Editor & SEO
ANNA SANNINO
Social Media Manager
RITA COLELLA
Photographer
Rome 2014-present
EDUCATION
Freelance journalist | Order of Journalists of Lazio, 2016
School of Archival, Paleographic and Diplomatic Studies | State Archives of Rome, 2013
Academic Visitor | Oxford University, 2012 - 2013
Masters in Ancient Philology, Literature and History | Sapienza University, Rome, 2010 - 2013

EXPERIENCE
Journalist for Lineadiretta24.it | 2013 - present
Journalist for Puntarellarossa.it | 2014 - 2015
Journalist for Roma che verrà | 2013 - 2014

Which cooking technique represents you?
Griddled
Which ingredient are you?
Chocolate
A city that reflects you?
London
A food venue?
The fête
Rome 2017 - present
EDUCATION
Copywriting training course | Rome University Fine Arts, Rome
First Level Masters in Food and Beverage Management at Sole 24 Ore Business School
Masters in Environmental Economics, Culture and Territory | Università degli studi di Torino
Bachelor in Political Science and International Relations | Università degli studi Roma Tre
EXPERIENCE
Back office for enotourism at Carlo Pellegrino S.p.A. | Marsala, 2017
Communication and Marketing Assistant at La Tognazza s.r.l. | Rome, 2016


Which cooking technique represents you?
Stir-fried
Which ingredient are you?
Basil
A city that reflects you?
Mazara del Vallo
Un luogo del cibo?
Salone del Gusto
Rome 2017-present
EDUCATION
Masters in Business Management | Sapienza University, Rome | 2017
Bachelor in Economics and Territorial Development | Università degli Studi di Siena | 2015
EXPERIENCE
Marketing Management | IESEG School of Management, Paris, 2016
Internship at Comune di Castel del Piano | Grosseto, 2014
Which cooking technique represents you?
Fried
Which ingredient are you?
Vesuvian tomato
A city that reflects you?
Paris
A food venue?
Porta Nolana Market, Naples
Rome 2017-present
EDUCATION
Advanced course in photography | Rome, 2015
Participation in ROMART, Biennale Internazionale di Arte e Cultura | Rome, 2015
Basic photography course | Rome, 2014
EXPERIENCE
Photo assistant at “Cantine fotografiche” studio | Monterotondo, 2016 - 2017
Collaborator and photo assistant for photo shoots | 2016
Freelance | 2015-2016

Which cooking technique represents you?
Oven-baked
Which ingredient are you?
Pepper
A city that reflects you?
Rome
A food venue?
Home
FLAVIA PREVITERA
Marketing and External Relations
Rome 2016 - present
EDUCATION
Professional Sommelier Course at FIS | Rome, 2015 - 2017
First Level Masters in Communication and Food and Beverage Journalism at Gambero Rosso | Rome, 2015 - 2016
Masters in International Relations | Università degli Studi di Roma Tre, 2012 - 2015
EXPERIENCE
Front-of-house manager at Andirivieni Bistrot S.r.l| Rome, 2010 - 2014
Front-of-house service at Dulcamara Bistrot | Rome, 2009
Banqueting at Palazzetto dello Sport e della Musica Palalottomatica | Rome, 2008 - 2009
Which cooking technique represents you?
Barbecued
Which ingredient are you?
Extra-virgin olive oil
A city that reflects you?
Lecce
A food venue?
Venetian bacaro
VALENTINA PELIZZETTI
Architect and Milan branch manager | Milan 2017 - present
ELISABETTA MATTIUCCI
Architect
MARZIA GRILLO
Architect
Milan 2017 - present
EDUCATION
Masters in Architecture | Politecnico di Torino
EXPERIENCE
Several collaborations at important communication agencies in Turin and Milan
Communication agency Testa Web – Armando Testa | Turin
Event and Training Program Manager at Eataly Torino | Turin, 2006 - 2012
Design and creation of the Le Papille restaurant | Turin, 2013 - 2016
Which cooking technique represents you?
Fried
Which ingredient are you?
Fresh pasta
A city that reflects you?
A city by the sea
A food venue?
Home
Rome 2014 - present
EDUCATION
Masters in Architecture | Università IUAV di Venezia, 2003
EXPERIENCE
Internship at various architecture firms in Venice, Rome and Barcelona | 2003-2013
Freelance activity | 2008-present

Which cooking technique represents you?
Crunchy
Which ingredient are you?
Curry
A city that reflects you?
Venice
A food venue?
Boqueria Market in Barcelona
Rome 2017 - present
EDUCATION
Bachelor in Architecture at l'Università degli Studi "Mediterranea" | Reggio Calabria, 2007
Certified Architect | Reggio Calabria, 2008

EXPERIENCE
Collaborated with architecture firm | Rome, 2009 - 2011
Collaborated with decorating firm | Rome, 2011 - 2013
Freelance activity in renovations and interior design works, and home-staging work at several real-estate agencies | Rome, 2013 - 2017

Which cooking technique represents you?
Al dente
Which ingredient are you?
Hot pepper
A city that reflects you?
Barcelona
A food venue?
Italy
ALESSIO FACCHINI
Art Director
FRANCESCO BUFARDECI
Graphic Designer
GUENDALINA FAZIOLI
Graphic Designer
Rome 2011 - present
EDUCATION
Self-taught
EXPERIENCE
Co-founder and graphic designer at Repubblica Gastronomica |Rome, 2011 – 2017
Co-founder and graphic designer at Deft Design Group | 2004 – 2010
Co-founder and member of the cultural association GIGA, Gruppo Italiano Giovani Artisti | 2002 - 2018
Rome 2016 - present
EDUCATION
Undergraduate Course in Illustration IED - Istituto Europeo di Design | Rome
Graphic Design Course at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design | London

EXPERIENCE
Graphic designer at Repubblica Gastronomica | Rome, 2014 - 2017
Graphic designer at Beecom and A&C Comunicazione | 2011 - 2013
Graphic designer at Ince Comunica | 2010 - 2011
Co-founder and graphic designer at Deft Design Gruppe | 2004 - 2010
Freelance graphic designer| 2000 - 2004
Graphic designer at Dorland, Rome | 1999 - 2000
Which cooking technique represents you?
Slow-cooked
Which ingredient are you?
Parsley
A city that reflects you?
Berlin
A food venue?
Ortigia market
Rome 2018-present
EDUCATION
Masters in Graphics and Photography | Accademia di Belle Arti, Rome
Bachelor in Graphic Design
EXPERIENCE
Collaborated with the Accademia di Belle Arti, art galleries and cultural organizations to create coordinated images and for events communication | Rome
Collaborated with the annual «Insight» magazine of the Accademia di Belle Arti | Rome
Internship at the graphic studio Happycentro | Verona
Freelancer at ICS Maugeri Spa | Pavia
Which cooking technique represents you?
Fried
Which ingredient are you?
Garlic
A city that reflects you?
Rome
A food venue?
My grandma’s house
ROBERTA VIRGILIO
Project Manager
ANDREA BERTINI
Chef consultant e Project Manager
MARTINA MONACO
Junior Food Project Manager
FEDERICO MANZONE
Mixology Consultant
Rome 2015 - present
EDUCATION
Professional Cookery Course “Professione Chef” at CdG Roma Gambero Rosso | Rome, 2012
First Level Masters “Management of Water Resources in Developing Countries” | University of Milano Bicocca, 2005-2006
Masters in Environmental and Land Planning Engineering | Politecnico di Milano 1998-2004


EXPERIENCE
Chef and Manager at La Ciambella Restaurant | Rome, 2013 - 2015
Commis chef at Pascucci al Porticciolo* Restaurant | Fiumicino, 2013
Cooking internship as chef de partie at Metamorfosi* Restaurant | Rome, 2012
Manager of the International Branch of the NGO “Gruppo di Volontariato Civile” | Angola, Lebanon, Bosnia-Herzegovina, et al., 2005 - 2011
Environmental engineer at a waste disposal plant design company | Milan, 2006 - 2007
Which cooking technique represents you?
Raw
Which ingredient are you?
Red mullet
A city that reflects you?
The world
A food venue?
Souk in Damascus
Rome 2015 - present
EDUCATION
Advanced Course in Italian Cuisine at ALMA, Colorno-Parma | 2013 - 2015
Bachelor in Business Economics and General Management | University of Pisa 2011 - 2013

EXPERIENCE
Cooking internship as chef de partie at Johannes Stube* | Nova Levante (Bolzano), 2012 - 2013
Commis chef at Pura Vida | Sitges, Barcelona,| 2011

Which cooking technique represents you?
Poached
Which ingredient are you?
Truffle
A city that reflects you?
Bangkok
A food venue?
Dakar market
Rome 2018 - present
EDUCATION
Masters in Agricultural and Food Economics | Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Cremona, 2014 - 2016
Bachelor in Gastronomic Science | University of Parma, 2010 - 2013


EXPERIENCE
Food consultant at Slow Food Beirut | 2013 - 2014
Private Chef at the Uruguayan Embassy in Lebanon | 2013 - 2014
Marketing Manager at Startupbootcamp FoodTech, accelerator of startups innovating the food industry | 2017 – 2018

Which cooking technique represents you?
Oven-baked
Which ingredient are you?
Sourdough
A city that reflects you?
Beirut
A food venue?
The local bakery
2015 - present
EXPERIENCE
Barman at:
Friends | 2002 - 2004
45 Giri | 2005 - 2006
Acquanegra | 2006 - 2007
Numerous barman positions in London
Shilling | Ostia, summer season 2008
Contestaccio | 2007 - 2010
Pierluigi | 2010
Bar Manager at Sorpasso | 2011- present
Which cooking technique represents you?
Fried
Which ingredient are you?
Hops
A city that reflects you?
Ustica
A food venue?
La Boqueria in Barcelona
EDOARDO PAISSAN
COO
BEATRICE LOPEZ
Project Manager and Project Supervisor Italy
GIAMPAOLO BERTINI
Beverage Consultant and Staff Trainer
MICHELE CUNIAL
Project Manager
Rome 2011 - present
EDUCATION
Masters in Economics and Business | Università La Sapienza, Rome
EXPERIENCE
F&B Manager at Relais Le Jardin Spa | Rome, 2008 - 2011
Deputy Manager at El Bulli Hotel & Resort | Costa Brava, Spain 2005 - 2008
General Manager of artisanal ice-cream parlor chain “La Gelateria Italiana” | Ukraine, 2007

Which cooking technique represents you?
Spit-roast
Which ingredient are you?
Cotechino
A city that reflects you?
Hong Kong
A food venue?
Tapas Bar
Rome 2012 - present
EDUCATION
First Level Masters in Communication and Food and Beverage Journalism at Gambero Rosso | Rome, 2011 - 2012
Masters in Psychology of Communication and Marketing | Sapienza University, Rome, 2009 - 2012
EXPERIENCE
Waitress, front-of-house manager and bar-lady | Rome, 2005 - 2011
Which cooking technique represents you?
Charred
Which ingredient are you?
Onion
A city that reflects you?
Borbona
A food venue?
My grandparents’ vegetable garden
Rome 2015-present
EXPERIENCE
Manager at Ted Lobster&Burger | Rome, 2016
Development and Start up Gruppo Guerrini | Roma, 2014 - 2015
Manager at Porto Fluviale | Rome, 2012-2014
Enoteca Guerrini | Rome, 2011 - 2012
Manager at Open Baladin | Rome, 2010-2011
Start up, Manager and management at Vinovip | Rome 2005 - 2010
Enoteca Vanni | Lucca 2003-2005
Bar Manager | Londra 2001-2003
Which cooking technique represents you?
Underdone
Which ingredient are you?
Pepper
A city that reflects you?
Rome
A food venue?
My granny’s cooking pot
Milan 2018 - present
EDUCATION
Masters in Creative Design | Scuola Italiana Design, Padova, 2014 - 2015
Bachelor in Architecture | Università IUAV di Venezia, 2010 - 2014
EXPERIENCE
Food Brand Manager at Monzurò S.r.l. | Milan, 2015 - 2017
Assistant Restaurant Manager at Corallo restaurant | Copenhagen, 2016
Kitchen assistant at Trattoria da Rosso | Cavaso del Tomba, Treviso, 2005 - 2015
Which cooking technique represents you?
Braised
Which ingredient are you?
Pizza dough
A city that reflects you?
Milan
A food venue?
Trattoria
DARIO LAURENZI
Founder and CEO
EDOARDO PAISSAN
COO
Rome 2004 - present
EDUCATION
Course in Biological Sciences | Sapienza University, Rome
EXPERIENCE
Teaches Restaurant Management | 2004 - present at:
Città del Gusto del Gambero Rosso | Rome and Naples
IED | Cagliari
Luiss Business School | Rome
HIMA | Rome, Milan
IULM | Milan
Coquis | Rome

General Manager at ‘Gusto restaurant | Rome, 1998 - 2004
Manager at Il Simposio| Rome, 1992 - 1998
Manager at Enoteca Costantini| Rome, 1986 - 1992
Which cooking technique represents you?
Raw salt-crusted
Which ingredient are you?
Egg
A city that reflects you?
London
A food venue?
London’s Borough Market
Rome 2011 - present
EDUCATION
Masters in Economics and Business | Università La Sapienza, Rome
EXPERIENCE
F&B Manager at Relais Le Jardin Spa | Rome, 2008 - 2011
Deputy Manager at El Bulli Hotel & Resort | Costa Brava, Spain 2005 - 2008
General Manager of artisanal ice-cream parlor chain “La Gelateria Italiana” | Ukraine, 2007

Which cooking technique represents you?
Spit-roast
Which ingredient are you?
Cotechino
A city that reflects you?
Hong Kong
A food venue?
Tapas Bar
BEATRICE LOPEZ
Project Manager and Project Supervisor Italy
GIAMPAOLO BERTINI
Beverage Consultant and Staff Trainer
Rome 2012 - present
EDUCATION
First Level Masters in Communication and Food and Beverage Journalism at Gambero Rosso | Rome, 2011 - 2012
Masters in Psychology of Communication and Marketing | Sapienza University, Rome, 2009 - 2012
EXPERIENCE
Waitress, front-of-house manager and bar-lady | Rome, 2005 - 2011
Which cooking technique represents you?
Charred
Which ingredient are you?
Onion
A city that reflects you?
Borbona
A food venue?
My grandparents’ vegetable garden
Rome 2015-present
EXPERIENCE
Manager at Ted Lobster&Burger | Rome, 2016
Development and Start up Gruppo Guerrini | Roma, 2014 - 2015
Manager at Porto Fluviale | Rome, 2012-2014
Enoteca Guerrini | Rome, 2011 - 2012
Manager at Open Baladin | Rome, 2010-2011
Start up, Manager and management at Vinovip | Rome 2005 - 2010
Enoteca Vanni | Lucca 2003-2005
Bar Manager | Londra 2001-2003
Which cooking technique represents you?
Underdone
Which ingredient are you?
Pepper
A city that reflects you?
Rome
A food venue?
My granny’s cooking pot
MICHELE CUNIAL
Project Manager
ROBERTA VIRGILIO
Project Manager
Milan 2018 - present
EDUCATION
Masters in Creative Design | Scuola Italiana Design, Padova, 2014 - 2015
Bachelor in Architecture | Università IUAV di Venezia, 2010 - 2014
EXPERIENCE
Food Brand Manager at Monzurò S.r.l. | Milan, 2015 - 2017
Assistant Restaurant Manager at Corallo restaurant | Copenhagen, 2016
Kitchen assistant at Trattoria da Rosso | Cavaso del Tomba, Treviso, 2005 - 2015
Which cooking technique represents you?
Braised
Which ingredient are you?
Pizza dough
A city that reflects you?
Milan
A food venue?
Trattoria
Rome 2015 - present
EDUCATION
Professional Cookery Course “Professione Chef” at CdG Roma Gambero Rosso | Rome, 2012
First Level Masters “Management of Water Resources in Developing Countries” | University of Milano Bicocca, 2005-2006
Masters in Environmental and Land Planning Engineering | Politecnico di Milano 1998-2004


EXPERIENCE
Chef and Manager at La Ciambella Restaurant | Rome, 2013 - 2015
Commis chef at Pascucci al Porticciolo* Restaurant | Fiumicino, 2013
Cooking internship as chef de partie at Metamorfosi* Restaurant | Rome, 2012
Manager of the International Branch of the NGO “Gruppo di Volontariato Civile” | Angola, Lebanon, Bosnia-Herzegovina, et al., 2005 - 2011
Environmental engineer at a waste disposal plant design company | Milan, 2006 - 2007
Which cooking technique represents you?
Raw
Which ingredient are you?
Red mullet
A city that reflects you?
The world
A food venue?
Souk in Damascus
ANDREA BERTINI
Chef consultant e Project Manager
MARTINA MONACO
Junior Food Project Manager
Rome 2015 - present
EDUCATION
Advanced Course in Italian Cuisine at ALMA, Colorno-Parma | 2013 - 2015
Bachelor in Business Economics and General Management | University of Pisa 2011 - 2013

EXPERIENCE
Cooking internship as chef de partie at Johannes Stube* | Nova Levante (Bolzano), 2012 - 2013
Commis chef at Pura Vida | Sitges, Barcelona,| 2011

Which cooking technique represents you?
Poached
Which ingredient are you?
Truffle
A city that reflects you?
Bangkok
A food venue?
Dakar market
Rome 2018 - present
EDUCATION
Masters in Agricultural and Food Economics | Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Cremona, 2014 - 2016
Bachelor in Gastronomic Science | University of Parma, 2010 - 2013


EXPERIENCE
Food consultant at Slow Food Beirut | 2013 - 2014
Private Chef at the Uruguayan Embassy in Lebanon | 2013 - 2014
Marketing Manager at Startupbootcamp FoodTech, accelerator of startups innovating the food industry | 2017 – 2018

Which cooking technique represents you?
Oven-baked
Which ingredient are you?
Sourdough
A city that reflects you?
Beirut
A food venue?
The local bakery
FEDERICO MANZONE
Mixology Consultant
ALESSIO FACCHINI
Art Director
2015 - present
EXPERIENCE
Barman at:
Friends | 2002 - 2004
45 Giri | 2005 - 2006
Acquanegra | 2006 - 2007
Numerous barman positions in London
Shilling | Ostia, summer season 2008
Contestaccio | 2007 - 2010
Pierluigi | 2010
Bar Manager at Sorpasso | 2011- present
Which cooking technique represents you?
Fried
Which ingredient are you?
Hops
A city that reflects you?
Ustica
A food venue?
La Boqueria in Barcelona
Rome 2011 - present
EDUCATION
Self-taught
EXPERIENCE
Co-founder and graphic designer at Repubblica Gastronomica |Rome, 2011 – 2017
Co-founder and graphic designer at Deft Design Group | 2004 – 2010
Co-founder and member of the cultural association GIGA, Gruppo Italiano Giovani Artisti | 2002 - 2018
FRANCESCO BUFARDECI
Graphic Designer
GUENDALINA FAZIOLI
Graphic Designer
Rome 2016 - present
EDUCATION
Undergraduate Course in Illustration IED - Istituto Europeo di Design | Rome
Graphic Design Course at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design | London

EXPERIENCE
Graphic designer at Repubblica Gastronomica | Rome, 2014 - 2017
Graphic designer at Beecom and A&C Comunicazione | 2011 - 2013
Graphic designer at Ince Comunica | 2010 - 2011
Co-founder and graphic designer at Deft Design Gruppe | 2004 - 2010
Freelance graphic designer| 2000 - 2004
Graphic designer at Dorland, Rome | 1999 - 2000
Which cooking technique represents you?
Slow-cooked
Which ingredient are you?
Parsley
A city that reflects you?
Berlin
A food venue?
Ortigia market
Rome 2018-present
EDUCATION
Masters in Graphics and Photography | Accademia di Belle Arti, Rome
Bachelor in Graphic Design
EXPERIENCE
Collaborated with the Accademia di Belle Arti, art galleries and cultural organizations to create coordinated images and for events communication | Rome
Collaborated with the annual «Insight» magazine of the Accademia di Belle Arti | Rome
Internship at the graphic studio Happycentro | Verona
Freelancer at ICS Maugeri Spa | Pavia
Which cooking technique represents you?
Fried
Which ingredient are you?
Garlic
A city that reflects you?
Rome
A food venue?
My grandma’s house
VALENTINA PELIZZETTI
Architect and Milan branch manager | Milan 2017 - present
ELISABETTA MATTIUCCI
Architect
Milan 2017 - present
EDUCATION
Masters in Architecture | Politecnico di Torino
EXPERIENCE
Several collaborations at important communication agencies in Turin and Milan
Communication agency Testa Web – Armando Testa | Turin
Event and Training Program Manager at Eataly Torino | Turin, 2006 - 2012
Design and creation of the Le Papille restaurant | Turin, 2013 - 2016
Which cooking technique represents you?
Fried
Which ingredient are you?
Fresh pasta
A city that reflects you?
A city by the sea
A food venue?
Home
Rome 2014 - present
EDUCATION
Masters in Architecture | Università IUAV di Venezia, 2003
EXPERIENCE
Internship at various architecture firms in Venice, Rome and Barcelona | 2003-2013
Freelance activity | 2008-present

Which cooking technique represents you?
Crunchy
Which ingredient are you?
Curry
A city that reflects you?
Venice
A food venue?
Boqueria Market in Barcelona
MARZIA GRILLO
Architect
Rome 2017 - present
EDUCATION
Bachelor in Architecture at l'Università degli Studi "Mediterranea" | Reggio Calabria, 2007
Certified Architect | Reggio Calabria, 2008

EXPERIENCE
Collaborated with architecture firm | Rome, 2009 - 2011
Collaborated with decorating firm | Rome, 2011 - 2013
Freelance activity in renovations and interior design works, and home-staging work at several real-estate agencies | Rome, 2013 - 2017

Which cooking technique represents you?
Al dente
Which ingredient are you?
Hot pepper
A city that reflects you?
Barcelona
A food venue?
Italy
LAVINIA MARTINI
Communication and Web Marketing Manager
BIANCA PAULET
Web Content Editor & SEO
Rome 2014-present
EDUCATION
Freelance journalist | Order of Journalists of Lazio, 2016
School of Archival, Paleographic and Diplomatic Studies | State Archives of Rome, 2013
Academic Visitor | Oxford University, 2012 - 2013
Masters in Ancient Philology, Literature and History | Sapienza University, Rome, 2010 - 2013

EXPERIENCE
Journalist for Lineadiretta24.it | 2013 - present
Journalist for Puntarellarossa.it | 2014 - 2015
Journalist for Roma che verrà | 2013 - 2014

Which cooking technique represents you?
Griddled
Which ingredient are you?
Chocolate
A city that reflects you?
London
A food venue?
The fête
Rome 2017 - present
EDUCATION
Copywriting training course | Rome University Fine Arts, Rome
First Level Masters in Food and Beverage Management at Sole 24 Ore Business School
Masters in Environmental Economics, Culture and Territory | Università degli studi di Torino
Bachelor in Political Science and International Relations | Università degli studi Roma Tre
EXPERIENCE
Back office for enotourism at Carlo Pellegrino S.p.A. | Marsala, 2017
Communication and Marketing Assistant at La Tognazza s.r.l. | Rome, 2016


Which cooking technique represents you?
Stir-fried
Which ingredient are you?
Basil
A city that reflects you?
Mazara del Vallo
Un luogo del cibo?
Salone del Gusto
ANNA SANNINO
Social Media Manager
RITA COLELLA
Photographer
Rome 2017-present
EDUCATION
Masters in Business Management | Sapienza University, Rome | 2017
Bachelor in Economics and Territorial Development | Università degli Studi di Siena | 2015
EXPERIENCE
Marketing Management | IESEG School of Management, Paris, 2016
Internship at Comune di Castel del Piano | Grosseto, 2014
Which cooking technique represents you?
Fried
Which ingredient are you?
Vesuvian tomato
A city that reflects you?
Paris
A food venue?
Porta Nolana Market, Naples
Rome 2017-present
EDUCATION
Advanced course in photography | Rome, 2015
Participation in ROMART, Biennale Internazionale di Arte e Cultura | Rome, 2015
Basic photography course | Rome, 2014
EXPERIENCE
Photo assistant at “Cantine fotografiche” studio | Monterotondo, 2016 - 2017
Collaborator and photo assistant for photo shoots | 2016
Freelance | 2015-2016

Which cooking technique represents you?
Oven-baked
Which ingredient are you?
Pepper
A city that reflects you?
Rome
A food venue?
Home
FLAVIA PREVITERA
Marketing and External Relations
MARIATERESA FASANO
Admin Manager
Rome 2016 - present
EDUCATION
Professional Sommelier Course at FIS | Rome, 2015 - 2017
First Level Masters in Communication and Food and Beverage Journalism at Gambero Rosso | Rome, 2015 - 2016
Masters in International Relations | Università degli Studi di Roma Tre, 2012 - 2015
EXPERIENCE
Front-of-house manager at Andirivieni Bistrot S.r.l| Rome, 2010 - 2014
Front-of-house service at Dulcamara Bistrot | Rome, 2009
Banqueting at Palazzetto dello Sport e della Musica Palalottomatica | Rome, 2008 - 2009
Which cooking technique represents you?
Barbecued
Which ingredient are you?
Extra-virgin olive oil
A city that reflects you?
Lecce
A food venue?
Venetian bacaro
Rome 2015 - present
EDUCATION
Licensed Public Accountant | Rome, 2018
Masters in Economics and Management | Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”, 2010 - 2013

EXPERIENCE
Internship at numerous accounting firms | Rome and province of Rome, 2014 - 2016
Stage as Audit & Assurance Assistant at Ernst & Young | Rome, 2014
Which cooking technique represents you?
Au gratin
Which ingredient are you?
Gragnano Pasta
A city that reflects you?
Formentera
A food venue?
Cocktail bar
GIORGIA MEIARINI
Assistant Manager
Rome 2015 - present
EDUCATION
Bachelor in Interior Architecture and Design| Prima Facoltà di Architettura La Sapienza "Ludovico Quaroni", Rome
Masters in Fashion Visual Merchandising | Accademia del Lusso, Rome

EXPERIENCE
Internships at numerous architecture firms | Rome 2010-2011
Visual Merchandiser at Ikea Italia Srl | 2011 - 2012
Pastry chef and cake designer at various well-known Roman bakeries | Rome, 2012 - 2016

Which cooking technique represents you?
Barbecued
Which ingredient are you?
Ginger
A city that reflects you?
Rome
A food venue?
Home kitchen