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Chef revelations: Alessandro Cocco

29 October 2015
Chef revelations: Alessandro Cocco

The executive chef at Tartufi & Friends on his likes and dislikes

What was your best subject at school?

Latin

What was your first job?

Commis de cuisine, Hotel Sofitel, Rome

What is your favourite drink?

Petra red wine

Which person in catering have you most admired?

Omar Agostini

What do you do to relax?

I don't relax very much, unfortunately

Your favourite restaurant?

Isola, Hong Kong

What's your favourite hotel?

The Connaught, London

What is your favourite cuisine?

Italian and French

Which ingredient do you hate?

Squid

Cast away on a desert island, what luxury would you take?

My knives

If not yourself, who would you rather have been?

Michel Roux

Tell us a secret…

Then it wouldn't be a secret…

What irritates you most about the industry?

Lack of quality

When did you last eat a hamburger?

Two days ago

Who would play you in a film about your life?

John Malkovich

What's your favourite book?

Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

What is your favourite prepared product?

Fresh tagliolini with truffle butter and fresh truffle

Who would be in your fantasy brigade?

Antonio Corsaro at Allard by Alain Ducasse in Paris, Omar Agostini at Isola in Hong Kong, Cristiano Bellantoni at Hotel Le Richemond in Geneva, Fabio Abbattista at L'Albereta in Italy, and Tommaso Micucci and Filippo Rossano, both at Tartufi & Friends London

If you had more time, what would you do?

Cook

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