EMILIA ROMAGNA, BOLOGNA
Daniele Bendanti, class of 1981, born in Bologna.
After his culinary studies at ALMA he began his first work experiences in Michelin-starred restaurants all across Italy. At 26 years old he became the chef de partie of 2-starred Arnolfo in Tuscany.
Two significant milestones in his career followed; first an apprenticeship at Zaranda in Madrid and a stint at Osteria Bottega, chef Daniele Minarelli’s ‘temple’ of Emiliano cuisine. In 2016 he opened Oltre in the center of Bologna alongside Lorenzo Costa who oversees the front of house.