Born in northern Italy, Maurizio Bullano had to quickly put his Italian Chef know-how to the test in the most prestigious kitchens.
For Maurizio, "cooking is above all a matter of the heart." He doesn't cut any corners as far as the quality of the products he uses is concerned, and likes to remind himself that his craft has just as much to do with "acts so often repeated that one forgets their real meaning: kneading one's bread, estimating a shellfish's freshness, choosing a vegetable, smelling an olive oil..." A maestro della pasta, he likes to create combinations that may be a little unusual, but are also just so right, picking out pasta like no other, based on the food that's going to accompany it.
A creator of sensations, he claims he can forever reinvent pasta dishes, and ceaselessly surprise pupils and tastebuds alike.
Zdenek Pohlreich has travelled the world to return to the Czech republic after many years and give a fresh breeze into the Czech cuisine. Genuine taste of the food he serves charms many of visitors of his Café Imperial or Next Door Restaurant in Prague. His coolinary artistry and also a very sharp sence of humor brought him also to TV, where he has been running his own cooking show for many years.
A veritable ambassador of Lebanese cuisine, Joe Barza is recognized for his attention to detail both in terms of quality and taste. As such, he is known for being a culinary artist who brings to Lebanese cuisine something of the sublime. Always on the lookout for challenges and new trends in culinary taste, Joe Barza was awarded the title of world tuna cooking champion at Carlo Forte, and won the prestigious “Master Chef” competition in 2010.