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Michele Abbatemarco

Pastry Chef

“Tastes are like poems that speak to our palate. Just like with art, we can experience emotions with a dish. If that feeling becomes a lasting memory, then my work is completed.”

From the vibrant markets of Monferrato in Italy to the elite Michelin-starred kitchens of Europe and Japan, Pastry Chef Michele Abbatemarco – Gault & Millau’s Best Pastry Chef 2024 – has been on a fascinating culinary journey ever since he was a child. While Abbatemarco’s foundation in pastry-making is decidedly European, the move to Japan changed his perspective, leading to a years-long process of studying local ingredients, understanding Japanese culture and reviewing his personal recipes.