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I was born in Roma (Italy) in 1965. I was a very difficult
eater as a kid, and when my parents thought I was old enough to handle pots and pans (under supervision), they told me I was
by my own regarding food. I discovered that cooking was not only a necessity but also a pleasure and a creative way to express
In 1988 I graduated in Economy
and Business at the University of Rome. Sports always were a vital element in my life and I was a semiprofessional triathlete
(not enough money then) from 1988 to 1991.
my cooking I have a big Tuscan influence because I "had to spend" twenty five summers there in a small village
on the coast at a beach house owned by my parents...
started to work without pay in restaurants at very early age just for the pleasure of it. Work became an experience
and eventually I wanted to get paid because the work was very hard. "I discovered that the combination
of creating something that people were able to eat and make them very happy about it, was my final goal and pleasure."I
stopped working in restaurants and started working with people as private chef and culinary instructor.
In 1997 I moved to USA where I currently live. I have two
beatiful children, a boy and a girl for which I cook all the time.
I worked in Los Angeles and and Chicago areas, and I finally landed in beautiful Colorado in the summer
My way of cooking is simple yet sophisticated.
I believe the main ingredient of a dish should be the focus, not the sauce or the spices on it. This is the typical authentic
Italian way to cook: with the focus on the quality of the ingredients. I love to improvise new dishes combining and
pairing different flawors and wines. Wine my other passion!
Remember, when you cook don't think, just do it with love, creativity and
Chef Valerio Castellano