It is said that great talent cannot be hidden for too long. Chef Giuseppe Lioce who is currently the famous Italian Head Chef at Bene, Sheraton Grand – Bangalore, comes from a beautiful small town called Noicattaro, close to Bari city in Puglia, Italy. Noicattaro is famous for its delicious grapes that are exported to the entire world.
Chef Giuseppe lives in close proximity to the Adriatic Sea, where agriculture and fishing are a very integral part of their community and their economy. Here, fresh green vegetables and seafood are found in abundance and hence are an important part of their daily diet.
Here’s the story of the extremely enthusiastic and pioneering Chef Giuseppe Lioce.
Chef Giuseppe’s Inspiration
The authentic flavors to the food prepared by Chef Giuseppe are inspired by his grandmother and his mother. He says that they have been his greatest inspiration and have helped him nurture his passion for cooking since he was a child.
From Catering To Global Hoteliers To Blending With Indian Culture
His travels across Europe and experience with prominent hotels and restaurants have allowed him to gain diverse knowledge and great expertise in various techniques of Italian, French and Spanish cuisine. After coming to India, Chef Giuseppe feels that India is varied and its diverse culture brings out the best in him and helps him grow well. After working in Pune and now in Bangalore, he feels the markets here are developing. He says, “The 5 stars hotels here are a big business industry and a symbol of quality, status and pride.”
Being Titled As The ‘People’s Chef’
The one trait that sets Chef Giuseppe apart from the rest is his warm hospitality and his passion to personally serve his guests. “I always treat my guests as if I were serving my parents,” says Chef Giuseppe. Earning the title as the ‘People’s Chef’ is a big responsibility and a matter of great honor for him. He believes in speaking upfront and having candid conversations without any compromise. He believes in creating the highest level of guest satisfaction by crafting a unique experience for visitors and building a special connect with his guests.
Imperative Factors for Chef Giuseppe
Having specialized in South Italian, Spanish and French cuisines, Chef Giuseppe gives extreme importance to factors like concentration, rigorous practice, perfection and most importantly, high respect for food. He feels that with these factors kept in mind, an impeccable dining experience can be offered to his guests.
Getting The Right Ingredients In Place
Coming from a place where unique flavors and a variety of fresh vegetables and meats are easily available, it becomes a challenge to get the right ingredients here. However, he feels lucky to stay in Bangalore as he has easy access to exotic vegetables and has a big list of importers who specialize in bringing him the best of cheeses and cold cuts to ensure the making of the perfect dish.
What Should Customers Look Forward To When Visiting Bene Next?
The hotel along with Chef Giuseppe is organizing a fantastic Italian food festival in collaboration with another Italian chef. The south Italian cuisine vs the North Italian cuisine. The festival will take place at Bene, Sheraton Grand- Bangalore from the 7th July to 16th July, 2017.
Some Of Chef Giuseppe’s Special Dishes With A Twist
Keeping it simple yet original and adding a twist to every dish that Chef Giuseppe prepares is one of this extremely talented Chef’s specialties. Along with serving his guests personally, he also has an interesting story to tell behind every dish. Well now that’s an interesting way to present food, isn’t it? Know more about his Chef's Special dessert, Millefoglie and many more dishes with a twist in the latest story on Exclusive Dishes by Chef Giuseppe Lioce.
Chef Giuseppe’s Thoughts on YourChefStory.com
Every chef has a story to tell. I would like to thank this platform for giving us chefs the opportunity to tell our stories, help showcase our cuisines and help bring the global cuisines on a single platter.