Where do you find inspiration for your dishes?
My inspiration comes from the academics of cooking. When I want to cook something or develop a new recipe, I like to look at the basic principles and techniques and how it’s evolved over the years. To this day, I still refer to a cook book that my Grandfather gave me titled – ‘ABC of Italian History’.
What is your favourite dish to eat and to cook?
To eat, would definitely be something made by my wife. She is a wonderful cook with a Middle Eastern background, if I could pick anything it would be her Stuffed Capsicum. But to cook, I would say fish. I like to retain its relationship with Mother Nature, keeping it fresh and simple. This way the quality of the produce and of the chef cannot hide.
What do you love most about your job?
I love the continuous challenge and the everyday discovery of myself as a chef.