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.
Always with a cheeky grin and twinkle in the eye, our Events Manager Borja Martinez Otero brings energetic passion and an adventurous flair to the team. After studying architecture in Madrid, Borja decided to venture to Shanghai where he began his journey and love for hospitality. His first year in Shanghai saw him managing the restaurant of the Spanish Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo in 2010.
Borja’s outstanding management and front of house skills caught the attention of the 3 Michelin star Chef Martin Berasategui, who mentored and trained him, to work after in a top hospitality group, where he managed an unique cocktail bar for three years.
A hunger for a new adventure brought him to Hong Kong, where he joined forces with the Pirata team as our first General Manager, quickly becoming a much loved part of the family. Borja speaks fluent English and Mandarin.