My name is Matteo. I came to England in 1985 from Italy with my parents because of my father’s work
From an early age I showed an interest in cooking and learning how to do things. When I finished school I went to work in an Italian restaurant in Birmingham, I just started washing up and progressed. Within 6 months I found myself running the kitchen and found I enjoyed it.
I stayed with the company for quite a few years developing skills and learning new things to do.
In 2000 I moved to Settle and tried some other jobs, but in the meantime I slowly got back in to catering and ended up working at the Italian restaurant for the previous owners until they decided to retire; and in 2015 I took the opportunity to take the restaurant on and see how it goes.
I have enjoyed it and I still am. I have learned a lot of new skills, but mainly I enjoy making people’s night out real fun and something to remember.