Chef Stefano Rossi was born in Turin and raised by his grandparents. It was in his grandmother’s kitchen that he took his first step towards becoming a chef whilst his grandfather’s vegetable garden provided him the freshest seasonal ingredients for his family apprenticeship.
Under his grandmother’s mentorship Stefano learned traditional piedmont cuisine and was inspired to join the Giuseppina Colombatto cooking school.
Stefano went on to work in Michelin starred establishments focusing on traditional cuisine.
In 2010 Stefano moved to Hong Kong, bringing his traditional culinary skills and creations to the local dining scene.
Focused on creating wholesome and homely fare that pays homage to his roots, Stefano is proud to lead the kitchen at Pirata.
Hailing from Barcelona, Laia Moya joins honest Italian restaurant Pirata. An established leader in the F&B industry, Laia has six years of experience in restaurant management and has two Michelin-star restaurants, Comerç 24 in Barcelona and Galvin La Chapelle in London, under her belt. Most recently, Laia managed the floor at Iberico & Co here in Hong Kong, adding to her work experience spanning across Europe and Shanghai.
Fluent in Spanish, Catalan, English and now having recently picked up basic Mandarin, Laia has no trouble connecting with guests and brings her charm and earnest nature to the Pirata Group team.