Who is chef Stefano Bressan, MasterChef: The Professionals 2022 contestant?

Alex South

Alex South


Ahead of MasterChef: The Professionals 2022, which airs on BBC One every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2 november, we find out more about the chefs taking part.

Introducing Stefano Bressan, Senior CDP at The Goring Hotel.

He has previously worked in restaurants across the UK, the Netherlands and Italy.





Where are you from/where do you live?

Born in Ravenna, Italy, grew up in Luanda, Angola Lived and worked in Alkmaar, Netherland for three years, now lives in Ealing Broadway, London.

What type of a chef are you?

Senior Chef De Partie

Do you have a favourite type of cuisine?

“My style is traditional European but with my own twist. I’m influenced by the food I ate growing up back in Italy and also the food I’ve tasted on my travels.”

How did you become a chef?

“Massimo Bottura was and still is a massive inspiration for me. His food inspired me from a young age and opened my eyes to what you can do with it - the magic you can create with flavours and taste.”

What is the highlight of your career?

“Getting to where I am today is my proudest achievement. Proving that without diplomas, or stages in high-end restaurants, but with determination and focus, you can be a great chef who makes great food.”

Where have you worked?

Junior Sous Chef, No. Fifty Cheyne, Chelsea, London Chef de Partie, Italica Ristobar, Netherlands Chef de Partie, Hotel Royal in Milano Marittima, Italy

Why did you want to take part in MasterChef: The Professionals?

“I just wanted to see what I was worth and show what I've learnt and what I'm doing. I also wanted to challenge myself. I feel I have the right set of skills and can do whatever comes up in the challenge so why not give it a go.”


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Alex South

Alex South

Editor 23rd November 2022

Who is chef Stefano Bressan, MasterChef: The Professionals 2022 contestant?