Born in 1979 and originally from Castelmartini in Tuscany, Enrico Bartolini is one of Italy’s and the world’s brightest gastronomic talents - something recognised when he became the first and only chef to be awarded four Michelin stars at the same time, including two for his eponymous restaurant at the MUDEC Museum of Cultures in Milan.
Bartolini combines his dedication to creativity and gastronomic excellence with his sense of business acumen and entrepreneurship, as he builds a culinary empire both at home in Italy (in Milan, Venice, Bergamo Alta, Castiglione Della Pescaia, Monferrato and Borgo San Felice), as well as in overseas destinations like Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Hong Kong.
Bartolini is a chef who strives for excellence, whose philosophy blends tradition with innovation and endless experimentation to create new flavours that evoke new and deep emotions. He operates at the very peak of world gastronomy, but still finds time to think of the future as a mentor and as one of the Seven Sages for the San Pellegrino Young Chef Competition. Bartolini is a visionary chef who, in the timeless Italian tradition of excellence, looks to the past to reinvent the future.