the Chef

Chef Flavio de Stefano in white jacket

Flavio de Stefano was born on June 1, 1988 in Rome, Italy. From a young age, he had a passion for culinary arts and worked alongside his family in their photography shop. However, he eventually decided to pursue a career in the kitchen and enrolled in the Italian Chef Academy to receive professional training.

Upon graduation, Flavio was offered a position in the kitchen of the Hotel Hassler, a prestigious establishment in Rome that boasted a Michelin-starred chef, Francesco Apreda, and a talented pastry chef, Dario Nuti. Flavio eagerly accepted the opportunity to work under their guidance and learned valuable skills and techniques that would shape his future career.

After the Hotel Hassler, Flavio decided to broaden his horizons and moved to Denmark, where he gained experience in the local food scene while working in various restaurants and bakeries. He was particularly interested in the Nordic cuisine and its focus on fresh, local ingredients.

Next the chef chose to move to France, a country renowned for its culinary traditions and techniques. He spent time working in both Paris and Brittany. He focused on mastering the classics of French desserts and further developed his skills in viennoiserie, macarons, and high-end pastries.

After two years in France, Flavio decided to continue his culinary journey in London, where he was able to immerse himself in the city's diverse and vibrant food culture. He worked in a number of prestigious establishments, refining his techniques and expanding his knowledge of the latest trends in pastry-making.

Most recently, he worked in Singapore, where he was able to learn about Asian flavors and ingredients. He then returned to Europe to open his own bakery, Bakery de Stefano, on May 1, 2022 in Gran Canaria. The bakery is known for its commitment to using high-quality ingredients. Flavio de Stefano's dedication to his craft have made Bakery de Stefano a popular destination for those seeking top-notch pastries and breads in Gran Canaria.