Richard Abou Zaki


Richard Abou Zaki

Richard Abou Zaki, a talented young chef, has quickly risen in the Italian gastronomy world, bringing a lot of creativity to the kitchen. His career is a true journey of discovery and challenges, culminating in the success of his restaurant Retroscena in Porto San Giorgio.


Born in Romania and moving to Italy at the age of 5, Richard Abou Zaki discovered his passion for cooking at an early age, starting to cook at just 8 years old. Growing up in a culture rich in gastronomic traditions, he nurtured his love for cooking until he became a prominent chef. Abou Zaki trained by working with some of the world's best chefs, including Massimo Bottura at Osteria Francescana, where he learned the importance of teamwork and precision.

In 2020, Richard Abou Zaki joined the team at the Retroscena restaurant, revolutionizing it with his style. Here, Abou Zaki oversees the entire creative process, continuously investing in people, spaces, and attention to detail. His approach to cooking is characterized by a deep passion and a desire to experiment and innovate, leading Retroscena to become a noteworthy restaurant within the Italian gastronomic scene.

The accolades he has received are numerous, including a Michelin star, demonstrating his commitment and talent.



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