Marek Šterner, Chef de Cuisine
I graduated from Hotel Management High School on Ondříčkova Street in Prague. After my studies, I started working at Hotel Ambasador, where I worked for 2 years and gained valuable experience, which helped me later move to the best companies in Prague. I worked in the restaurants Flambé, Bellevue, and also in the Hotel Palace. In 2002, I started working as Chef de Partie at the Square restaurant, belonging to the Kampa Group Corporation, where I met Riccardo Lucque. It wasn’t long before I was promoted to Sous Chef. In 2005, when Riccardo Lucque opened his restaurant Aromi, I became the Head Chef. With my team at the restaurant Aromi, we received the Michelin Bib Gourmand Award seven times. Under my leadership, in 2005, Aromi was ranked among the top 50 best newly opened restaurants in the world in Zagat’s guide. I regularly visit, for work, the Michelin restaurants Alceo, Il Piastrino, Urbino dei Laghi, Madonnina del Pescatore in Italy, and Ottolenghi in London. Currently, I work as Executive Chef for the La Collezione group. I am the co-owner of the Amano restaurant and I am a partner on the new project La Cuccina in Prague. At ARRIGŌ, I will gladly share my experience of Italian cuisine and prepare Italian specialties, homemade pasta, fish, and seafood for you as part of our special menus.