Born in Licata, but the history of his family took him to the north, to Piedmont. He lived in Turin, where he studied and worked in a factory. In those years, cooking was a hobby that became a profession. After a long time in the kitchens of several renowned restaurants, such as "Il Sorriso" in Soriso (Novara) and "Il Patio" in Pollone (Biella), he returned to his homeland, in Sicily.
Here the miracle happened: the precision in the work, which he had learned to appreciate in the north, met and rediscovered the warmth, passion, raw materials and recipes of his Sicilian childhood.