CRISTIAN BERTOL The chef
Cristian began cooking in 1984, when, at the young age of 11, his father asked him to help out in the kitchen in the initial years following the restaurant's opening. That is how his story began, a story that is still being written today, a story that has become the same as the ORSOGRIGIO restaurant's.
Cristian studied in Trentino but soon widened his horizons crossing regional boundaries. Between 1990 and 1992 he worked in Lombardy, Veneto and Tuscany gaining experience in nationally and internationally renowned restaurants.
His experience in Italy was a richly rewarding experience, but at the age of 18 he sought out new lands to elevate and diversify his professional training. He spent this period of his life in Paris, New York, Miami, Gothenburg (working for the Swedish royal family), Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Argentina and Salzburg, where he took classes on Austrian high society in Vienna and Strasbourg. At the end of this period, Cristian teamed up with Gualtiero Marchesi and received instruction from Henri Chenot.
In 2001 he was accepted into the prestigious Jeunes Restaurateurs D'Europe as one of its youngest ever members. And along with his twin brother Renzo, he makes up the youngest team of chefs in all of Europe. Since 2007, he has been a regular guest of the RAI television programme "La prova del cuoco".