I grew up in an Italian family in Australia where cooking and eating Italian food was part of every day life! Ultimately this is where I was inspired as a young boy watching my mother and father do what they do best and that was preparing simple and delicious dishes from fresh home-grown produce.
Both my mother and father come from the Campania region in Italy famously known for the Amalfi Coast. This part of Italy is celebrated for its simple and elegant cuisine, the wonderful climate, the fertility of the land and the astonishingly beautiful landscapes.
This beautiful part of Italy is known for simple specialities such as Pizza Margherita and Insalata Caprese and it is from this region and these classic and delightful dishes that I get my inspiration for beautiful food and Italian hospitality.
After completing a Diploma in Business & Hospitality I went on to work in hotels and restaurants and eventually opened VIVO Ristorante & Bar in the Canberra CBD. It was here that I played host and caterer to the surrounding businesses and became known as the caterer to the Bar and the legal community, I provided food and hospitality for them regularly in the restaurant and in their offices, boardrooms and homes.
I have worked most of my life in the hospitality and tourism industry and bring you many years of experience coming from my own family and professional career and I look forward to taking you a fantastic food and wine journey.