Elia Sebregondi head chef and co-owner at Italian restaurant and pasta workshop Officina 00

Flash-grilled: Elia Sebregondi

By James McAllister

The head chef and co-owner at Italian restaurant and pasta workshop Officina 00 on giving respect to kitchen porters, his love of simplicity and a bitter first food memory.

How I got here: Andrew Macleod founder Emilia’s Crafted Pasta

How I got here: Andrew Macleod

By James McAllister

The founder and managing director of Emilia’s Crafted Pasta on having to work smarter, the joys of cold water swimming and why the Swiss have the right attitude towards a career in hospitality.

Unità 4 pasta restaurant Ashford

Pasta-focused venue to launch in Ashford

By Joe Lutrario

Chef and restaurateur Damiano Vecchio is to open an Italian restaurant and ‘pasta workshop’ within Ashford’s recently launched Elwick Place leisure development.

How I Got Here with La Tua Pasta owner Nicolas Hanson

How I Got Here: Nicolas Hanson

By James McAllister

Nicolas Hanson owns Borough Market-based pasta supplier La Tua Pasta, who pivoted his business and launched an online shop with nationwide delivery in the wake of the pandemic.

Gaia Enria founder of Burro e Salvia pasta restaurant Redchurch Street Shoreditch

Flash-grilled: Gaia Enria

By James McAllister

The Italian-born founder of Burro e Salvia, which opened on Redchurch Street, Shoreditch in 2013, on leading the current fresh pasta craze in the capital and how a trip to Modena changed her life.

Big Mamma's Napoli Gang delivery pizza concept launches in Wandsworth

Big Mamma's Napoli Gang crosses the river

By Joe Lutrario

Napoli Gang - the recently launched delivery-only brand from Gloria and Circolo Popolare operator Big Mamma - is crossing the river for the first time with the launch of a dark kitchen site in Wandsworth.

Big Mamma Napoli Gang pizza delivery

Big Mamma launches forward-thinking delivery-only brand

By Joe Lutrario

Gloria and Circolo Popolare owner Big Mamma is to launch a pizza-focused delivery-only brand called Napoli Gang that seeks to make things more equitable for both its own staff and delivery drivers.

How I Got Here with Bancone co-founder Will Ellner

How I Got Here: Will Ellner

By James McAllister

Will Ellner operates two London sites under his pasta-focused restaurant group Bancone, with its Soho location recently reopening following the Coronavirus lockdown.


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