HOMETOWN: Florence, Italy
RESIDES IN: Moorpark, CA
POSITION: Owner, Cafe Firenze Italian Restaurant Martini Bar
CULINARY EDUCATION: I.P.S.S.A.R. Aurelio Saffi, Hotel and Restaurant Management School in Florence, Italy
FAVORITE SIMPLE RECIPE: For summer: Seared black sea bass, heirloom tomato and purple basil with extra virgin olive oil.
BIO: Fabio is the Owner and Executive Chef of Café Firenze Italian Restaurant and Martini Bar, one of the most recognized restaurants in Ventura County. Born and raised in Florence, Italy, he has traveled across Europe and is trained in classic Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. He incorporates Italian, French and Spanish influences in his dishes and believes that cooking is a craft. He is currently working on opening the Firenze4Kids Foundation, which will emphasize the promotion of health and wellness for kids through good nutrition and will also launch kidshealthcafe.com, the largest informative resource library available online, designed to enhance a healthy and safe lifestyle for children. Additionally, Fabio also works as William Shatner's private chef.
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