Alessandro Cozzolino

Balance, techniques and experiences on the menu at La Loggia di Villa San Michele #fote2023

Chef Alessandro Cozzolino was born and raised in Caserta, near Naples. Like many young Italians, his earliest food influences came from watching and learning from his mother and grandmother. He absorbed their values in that kitchen: respect for ingredients and produce and cooking to demonstrate love towards family and friends.  After graduating in 2007, Alessandro worked in professional kitchens around Italy and Europe. In 2015, he moved to Hong Kong to take up the position of Chef de Cuisine at the legendary Grissini restaurant in the Grand Hyatt Hotel when he was only 25. 

In 2019, he returned to Italy and joined La Loggia at Villa San Michele, A Belmond Hotel Florence as Executive Chef. With almost 15 years of professional experience behind him, Alessandro brings authenticity and knowledge to the menus at La Loggia, where each dish is a carefully crafted feat of gastronomic creativity and a culinary reflection on Florence’s culture and history.