"The kitchen must strip itself of the useless to find the same innocence that the child has in telling his little world."


Born in Padua in the 1974, Maximilian (Max) Alajmo spent much of his childhood in Le Calandre, his playground, next to Mama Rita. After attending the Hotel Institute of Abano Terme and deepening his training in the kitchens of Alfredo Chiocchetti, Marc Veyrat and Michel Gu ard, in the 1994 he took over the kitchen of Le Calandre. In 2002 the Michelin Guide attributes the three stars to the restaurant: Max, only twenty-eight years old, thus becomes the youngest chef in the world to get this prestigious recognition. Today, based on Le Calandre, a creative centre as well as a culinary laboratory, it supervises and manages the kitchens of the Group's premises.