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Festival Dates: Feb 20-23, 2014

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Antonio Guida


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Antonio Guida was born in south of Italy in 1972. Since he was a child he was fascinated by the magicworld of culinary alchemy and that pushes him to start his studies in Cuisine.

He began his career as a commis de cuisine in 1988. He gained his knowledge of the culinary world withqualifying experience made through the long trip across Italy, France and Asia, working with dedicationvarious Michelin starred restaurants such as Pierre Gagnaire in Paris, Enoteca Pinchiorri in Florence andDon Alfonso in Sant’ Agata sui due Golfi. The next years are experienced in working in Rome as SousChef at the restaurant La Terrazza Hotel Eden before making the dress and achieve the position of Chefde Cuisine.

In 2002, Antonio Guida arrives at Il Pellicano as Executive Chef and in 2004 gains his first Michelin star. This award consolidates his passion for culinary arts, characterized by attention to detail and the refined quality of the ingredients used for his preparations. The strong focus on evolution of the Cuisine and the constant work in order to define a new balance between presentation and taste, are a source of inspiration for the selected group of collaborators that are supporting his creations.

In 2010 the restaurant Il Pellicano earned a second Michelin star, in 2011 Chef Guida is awarded as Grand Chef by Relais & Châteaux and in 2012 enters the list of renowned Italian restaurants conquering the three forks of the acclaimed Italian guide Gambero Rosso.

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