Restaurant Le Calandre, Rubano (3 Michelin stars)
Massimiliano (Max) Alajmo was born in Padua in 1974. He spent his childhood at Le Calandre by his mum Rita’s side. After studying at the Hotel and Catering Institute, he built up experience in the kitchens of Alfredo Chiocchetti, Marc Veyrat and Michel Guérard and he took over the reins of Le Calandre in 1994.
The Michelin Guide awarded his restaurant three stars in 2002: aged just twenty-eight, Max became the youngest chef in the world to receive such a prestigious acknowledgement. Today, although he is based in Le Calandre, he supervises and runs the kitchens in the Group’s eateries.