Mauro Colagreco, the three Michelin starred chef from Mirazur, has described how success has changed him in a candid interview with Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera. The Italo Argentine chef, known for his borderless cooking on the sun-soaked French Riviera, admits he wasn’t always of a sunny disposition.
“At first I was a terrible chef," explains the Italo Argentinian chef “I am strict in the kitchen. But in the past, I was more so. I threw pans, made people cry during service. It happened when a dish went wrong or when I explained the same thing twenty times and despite this, there were those who still made it wrong.”
The defining moment in his behavioural change and outlook came only last year, in 2019, “A number that Mauro should get tattooed somewhere because it was important" comments his Brazilian wife and business partner, Julia.
In just five months, the record-breaking chef catapulted into the history books by first winning 3 Michelin stars and then “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants.” As the grinning chef was hoisted into the air by his peers celebrating his victory on the World’s 50 Best stage, something in him changed.