 About me
I was born in 1980 in Bergamo province; I grew up in San Pellegrino Terme and now I live in Vancouver (Canada). I was, probably, fifteen years old when I stretch my first pizza dough; nobody explained me how to do it, but I observed my uncle do it for so many times and I just “copy and paste”. At that time I was helping the “front of house” , as a runner, in my uncle restaurant, but after I made my first pizza, I asked to be movede in the kitchen. While making pizza, in several different restaurants, to pay for university I started to compete nationally and internationally and placed the finals at the “giropizza d’Europa” (European pizza challenge) four times out of five. In 1999 my parents opened a bakery in San Pellegrino and I started to work with them untill my full commitment in 2002. In 2010 I created my first  website about pizza “pizzaontheroad.it” and started traveling around the world, to spread “Italian pizza culture” starting with Australia. I worked in Perth, Lancelin, Sydney, Newport and Port Douglas (where I opened a pasta business and a Trattoria). I then went to Thailand to follow the opening of a friend’s pizza restaurant in Chiang Mai. Back to Italy, I worked again in the family business, but after 6 months I moved to Covent Garden, London, to manage the production of a small but busy Italian restaurant. With my friend Giordano I founded “the Covent Garden Jam Company” and worked in Jubilee market; with few old jam recipes based off an antique chef’s manuscript. I obtained a VISA for Canada in 2014 and started to work for several restaurants after have landing Vancouver. I was sponsored by the Glowbal Group, as lead pizza chef, to become a permanent resident and since then have been part of the opening team of: Trattoria Park Royal, Trattoria Burnaby, Bella Gelateria Yaletown, Social Corner, Nightingale, Ignite pizzeria; providing technical support, experience and staff training. In 2015 I published the book “I ACE” (in Italian) that describes my travel and work around Australia. I have competed the last three years at “Canadian pizza chef of the year” in Toronto and won 2nd place in 2015 and 1st place in the non traditional division in 2017 (2nd place overall). I then have been sponsored by “Canadian pizza magazine” to compete at the world pizza championship 2016 in Las Vegas ( where I got 2nd in the “traditional division”, international region) and again, in March 2018. After founding my consulting company, “lovemypizza” in 2017, I started to teach for the “school of Italian pizza” in Toronto and Montreal. Since, I have become a member of the APCI Canada (the Italian-Canadian chefs association) and started to teach pizza classes at the VCC; and from March 2018 at the Italian cultural center in Vancouver. I’m currently teaching, consulting, writing, travelling and looking for my next adventure.
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I was born in 1980 in Bergamo province; I grew up in San Pellegrino Terme and now I live in Vancouver (Canada). I was, probably, fifteen years old when I stretch my first pizza dough; nobody explained me how to do it, but I observed my uncle do it for so many times and I just “copy and paste”. At that time I was helping the “front of house” , as a runner, in my uncle restaurant, but after I made my first pizza, I asked to be movede in the kitchen. While making pizza, in several different restaurants, to pay for university I started to compete nationally and internationally and placed the finals at the “giropizza d’Europa” (European pizza challenge) four times out of five. In 1999 my parents opened a bakery in San Pellegrino and I started to work with them untill my full commitment in 2002. In 2010 I created my first  website about pizza “pizzaontheroad.it” and started traveling around the world, to spread “Italian pizza culture” starting with Australia. I worked in Perth, Lancelin, Sydney, Newport and Port Douglas (where I opened a pasta business and a Trattoria). I then went to Thailand to follow the opening of a friend’s pizza restaurant in Chiang Mai. Back to Italy, I worked again in the family business, but after 6 months I moved to Covent Garden, London, to manage the production of a small but busy Italian restaurant. With my friend Giordano I founded “the Covent Garden Jam Company” and worked in Jubilee market; with few old jam recipes based off an antique chef’s manuscript. I obtained a VISA for Canada in 2014 and started to work for several restaurants after have landing Vancouver. I was sponsored by the Glowbal Group, as lead pizza chef, to become a permanent resident and since then have been part of the opening team of: Trattoria Park Royal, Trattoria Burnaby, Bella Gelateria Yaletown, Social Corner, Nightingale, Ignite pizzeria; providing technical support, experience and staff training. In 2015 I published the book “I ACE” (in Italian) that describes my travel and work around Australia. I have competed the last three years at “Canadian pizza chef of the year” in Toronto and won 2nd place in 2015 and 1st place in the non traditional division in 2017 (2nd place overall). I then have been sponsored by “Canadian pizza magazine” to compete at the world pizza championship 2016 in Las Vegas (where I got 2nd in the “traditional division”, international region) and again, in March 2018. After founding my consulting company, “lovemypizza” in 2017, I started to teach for the “school of Italian pizza” in Toronto and Montreal. Since, I have become a member of the APCI Canada (the Italian-Canadian chefs association) and started to teach pizza classes at the VCC; and from March 2018 at the Italian cultural center in Vancouver. I’m currently teaching, consulting, writing, traveling and looking for my next adventure.