Originally from France, Gil started his career in the Food & Beverage industry in London at the age of 20 years old. Learning the craft through London’s hot spots such as Momo by Mourad Mazouz (Sketch). Gil worked his way into management within the D&D group looking after the 250 seaters Floridita a vibrant live Music venue in Soho. Throughout his time with D&D Gil was also untrusted with the opening of Floridita Madrid (Spain). Gil diversified his skills by integrating the events team at the 5stars Soho Hotel (Firmdale) and specialised in Luxury events Design & Production for several years with prestigious boutique events specialist Bespoke London.
Creative by nature, Gil also established Unico UK & Cyprus in 2018 specialising in modern Marketing tools for the Hospitality, Tourism & Property Development sector. Gil integrated Pirata Group in HK in 2019 focusing primarily on the flagship outlet Pirata and The Optimist where he gets to express is passion for People Management, Business strategy and innovation.
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.