Cesare Ciccone has 22 years and is a young Italian-Albanian cook from Villamagna, a small little village in the province of Chieti.
Even as a child he began to approach the kitchen: a love at first sight also fueled by the passion of his mother and grandmother for this world. This nature leads him to choose one of the best hotel school institutions in Italy, namely that of Villa Santa Maria, the home of Italian cooks.
From there his life has a continuous growth that, professionally speaking, leads him to fall in love more and more with gastronomy. The beginnings, in fact, had not been easy mainly due to the fact that at 14 years he had had to move away from his family.
Once the school was over, he decided to continue his training behind the stove, enrolling in the 2016 faculty of technological food sciences at the University of Teramo, after some experiences in Parma and Rome.
Another fundamental step on his journey towards the elite of the culinary world, which later led him to a lot of rank in Italy and abroad. Currently, Ciccone works in Casalbordino - also in the province of Chieti - at the Hotel Calgary.
Here he works closely with Nicola Bussoli, owner and beating heart of the hotel, who besides being a great lover of cuisine, always accompanies him in every project that for the moment led him to be the main chef of the entire kitchen hotel.
The sacrifices made in the past, over the years, have been and still are repaid every day. The passion for this work puts aside the fatigue of the end of the day and are making it famous in Italy.
The young Italian-Albanian chef, in fact, will be broadcast on 31 March on 'Alice TV' - Sky's 221 channel - where he will be able to prepare his own dish, thanks to the author Alfonso Stagno and the 'Cuochi e dintorni' program a format dedicated to young chefs like him.