A head chef has been appointed at Bristol’s new art venue and steak restaurant which is set to open in Harbourside this Autumn.
Francesco Scafuri will now head up the kitchen at Steak of the Art which, when open, will cater for around 100 people serving locally sourced steaks alongside an art gallery that will showcase and sell quality affordable art and hold artistic exhibitions and events.
Scafuri, 31, attended the Ipsar Roberto Virtuoso catering school in Salerno. He then went on to work in some of the best hotels and restaurants in Italy including the Hotel San Pietro in Positano and the Hotel Savoy in Napoli. Moving to the UK when he was just 22, the chef was fortunate to work with the Michelin-starred Andy Waters and Glynn Purnell. He then moved to Bristol to work in Piccolino’s in Cabot Circus.
He said: “To be part of a totally unique and brand new restaurant is a very exciting prospect. To have the chance to develop my own menu is a great opportunity and I’m very much looking forward to showing the people of Bristol what a quality steak is all about."