Chef Francesco was born in Cesena, Italy. His passion for cooking started at an early age when he played with pots and pans with his mother in the kitchen.
He is also a member and an award-winning chef given by the Associazione Professionale Cuochi Italiani (APCI), or the Professional Association of Italian Chefs. He was awarded Les Toques Blanches d'Honneur Cappello d'Argento (Silver Hats of Honor). He received the award on November 16, 2021.
The APCI claims that this recognition, "The Hats of Honor—Les Toques Blanches d'Honneur—is awarded after careful evaluation by a Commission, which will evaluate the Curriculum Vitae, the veracity of the same, and the current occupation."
He has gained various experiences in the best hotels and clubs in the Romagna Riviera. He used to collaborate and attend cooking shows where he was one of the chefs. His idea of cooking is innovation linked to using well-selected materials.
He loves using edible flowers in each dish because they have a wonderful scent and color! You can visit his Instagram for more beautiful and fun content at @chef.francescoarena
CHEF FRANCESCO'S FAVORITE
Syosaku Japanese Sushi Sashimi Best Sharp Kitchen Chef Knife Kigami(Yellow Steel)-No.2 D-Shape Magnolia Wood Handle, Yanagiba 13-inch (330mm)
The special Japanese steel, Yasuki Kigami (Yellow Steel) #2 with high carbon content (1.0~1.1%) is forged with soft iron to make Awase construction (HRC 58-60). It gives exceptional sharpness, edge retention, durability, and ease of sharpening at the same time. Just pull the knife towards your sashimi with least pressure to get shining clean cuts with maximum integrity! It is single-edged for right handers.