I love my work ... I love the kitchen
Chef at Home
Riccardo Ghironi was born in Pontremoli , Tuscany in 1981 right on the border between the Beautiful Italian regions of Tuscany, Liguria and Emilia Romagna .
Since he was a kid, while playing in his family vegetable garden he had the opportunity to taste the local food of his small hometown in Lusana, Bagnone.
Growing up he started to develop his two passions, food and horse riding.His Parents being busy with work,he grows up in close contact with his Grandparents, from whom he learn all the secret of his hometown ancient recepies . Together with his Grandmother Lidia he used to prepare food for all the other family members, simple and traditional Italian dishes.
At the age of fourteen he decided to enroll in an hospitality training school, G.Minuto from Marina di Massa where he will graduate in 5 years of school
Riccardo soon begins his working experience in the kitchen
Already from the first year of school, during the summer holidays, he is offered to work in the most prestigious kitchens of the Hotel Byron 5 stars luxury in Forte dei Marmi
For all the next summer holidays Riccardo agrees to be part of the hotel's Kitchen brigade
So he started his difficult journey, between the stoves and the fires, understanding what working in the kitchen is like, and the implications for his future life, while all his peers were enjoying their vacations at the sea, Riccardo was working hard to improve his professional skills.
Not only he worked during the whole summer seasons, but also during the weekend he took part to different culinary events and activities.
After 5 years of school he graduated, Riccardo like all his peers is called to join the military, which he still now recalls as a beautiful experience, during this period Riccardo ends up becoming the personal cook of the 1st Great Admiral of the Italian Navy
After the short career that will continue for a long time, he then left the military and began working in the kitchens of Michelin Restaurants in Italy ' and becoming a personal Chef for several High End Fashion Brands and World Famous business Men in Milan, Miami and New York