founder of La Collezione
Riccardo' s career in gastronomy began at age of 16, working in hotels in the Marche region of Italy. In 1990 he began working at the Michelin starred Da Alceo seafood restaurant in Pesaro. Since 1993 Riccardo worked in London, e.g. for Zafferano restaurant. Because of his work he moved for a short time also to New York. In 2002 Riccardo came to Prague as headchef of restaurant called Square. Three years later he opened his first restaurant - Aromi on Mánesova street. La Finestra in Cucina and La Bottega bistros followed shortly.
Jana once dreamed of being a teacher, but she became fascinated with the world of gastronomy. Eight years ago, she started working at Aromi as a helper, later working her way up to becoming a waitress. She then moved her career to the Zdeněk Oyster Bar where she fell in love with champagne and oysters.. When a position as manager of Gastronomica became available, she happily accepted the opportunity.