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Giovann Attard Biography – Giovann Attard Wiki
Giovann Attard is the Executive Head Chef at Norma a Sicilian-inspired restaurant in central London. He appears as a contestant on the 16th series of MasterChef: The Professionals on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.
Before moving to the UK, Giovann completed a four-year course in culinary arts in Malta while working at a five-star hotel on placement. He then went on to work at The Stafford in London, One&Only the Palm, in Dubai, and now works at Norma in London.
Speaking to BBC on how he got into coking Giovann said: “I grew up watching my mum and my grandma cook. Without them knowing, I picked up loads by trying to get my hands in every dough bowl and just watching my grandma twisting and turning her hands while she was making ravioli. Their cooking still inspires me today and I love bringing that to my menus. I grew up surrounded by fresh produce, as my dad is a farmer, so fresh food and cooking has always been a huge part of my life.”
Describing his style of cooking and any influences on it, he said: “I’d say as a whole my food is Mediterranean-inspired, using a variety of both British and Italian ingredients. The greatest thing about being a chef is that it’s never boring. You are always in search of creating something new according to that season or occasion. I love the creativity of it.”
Giovann Attard Age
Executive Head Chef Giovann Attard was age 33 at the time of filming of MasterChef: The Professionals 2023. He was born in 1990 in Malta and moved to the UK 11 years ago in 2012.
Giovann Attard Wife
MasterChef: The Professionals 2023 contestant Giovann Attard lives in Central London with his girlfriend Siria and their two pet rabbits.
Giovann Attard MasterChef: The Professionals
Giovann wanted to take part in MasterChef: The Professionals stating that:“I believe that MasterChef: The Professionals can push my culinary boundaries and offer me the opportunity to express myself and show what inspires me. I hope that I can learn more and share my passion for good produce and food.” He added, ” I have always enjoyed the pressure of a busy kitchen running at full steam when the covers are piling in and the kitchen is running like a well-oiled machine. I want to show what I can do in a different and challenging environment and I hope that this experience can grow my ability to handle those different pressures.”
Outside of cooking the Malta-born chef said his passions include: “Running is one of my hobbies. I have completed four marathons so far and regularly take part in running 10Ks and half marathons to raise money for charity. I enjoy gardening too. In my flat in London, I have an extensive herb garden and use it in all of my cooking at home. I enjoy hosting dinner parties for friends, which means cooking a big meal to share, with lots of negronis involved!”
Giovann Attard Instagram
Giovann Attard’s Instagram handle is @giovannattard.