Venetian-born Alfredo is the head chef of Culiinaria Italiana in Warsaw, Poland. Although he was born in Venice, he has lived in Poland for much of his life, and even has a doctorate in history focused on the rebuilding of Warsaw.

His book, Dante’s Kitchen, is as much a culinary workbook as it is a humorous account of two Italians braving the winters of Poland. For many years he has used his expertise to educate others in cooking workshops for a variety of culinary studies.