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.
creative chef of La Collezione
After graduating with a degree in hotel and restaurant management, he joined the staff at the Ambassador Hotel. Next he worked at Flambé, Bellevue, and Hotel Palace restaurants. In 2002 he met Riccardo Lucque when he took over as Chef de Partie in Square Restaurant. When Mr. Lucque opened Aromi Restaurant in 2005, Radek became its chef, where he and his Aromi team have won the Michelin Bib Gourmand award seven times in a row. Every year he combines business and pleasure by visiting Michelin starred restaurants in Italy and London. He is currently working as a creative chef for all of La Collezione.
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Barbora started her career in her home town of Tabor, working for 10 years in Havana restaurant. Her next position was in Prague at the Aloha cocktail bar and the Bokovka wine bar. For the last 3 years, Barbora waited tables at Bistroteka, until she was promoted to manager. In summer 2019 she became general manager of La Bottega di Finestra.
Lukáš has a lot of experience, including restaurants Rybí Trh, Les Moules and Renommé, which he left to participate in the opening of “Oblaca” where he worked as sous chef. In the Zizkov Tower Restaurant, he gained experience from the team who worked with Andrea Accordi, a famous chef who brought the first Michelin star to the Czech Republic. After that he came to work to La Bottega di Finestra under the leadership of chef Riccardo Lucque and Radek Hasman.
After graduating from hotel school in Teplice, Petr worked abroad as a barman and waiter. He first went to Rhodes in Greece, and then on to the Aran Islands in the Republic of Ireland. After returning to Prague, he worked for the Wine & Food Market for five years as the restaurant and bar manager. He then spent a year as general manager at a Mexican restaurant. Petr returned to Italian cuisine when he joined the team at La Bottega di Finestra as the manager.