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22 March 2011
International Cuisine

Discussion co-chairs:

Mr. Claudio CHINALI, Executive Chef, Borsa Group
Michael Kern, Corporate Communications Director, DEKON Group
Mr. Giuseppe PRESSANI, Executive Chef, Paper Moon Milano Restaurant Istanbul
Mr. Vittorio SINDONI, Executive Chef - Manager, Da Vittorio Ristorante

Brief info about the co-chairs:

Claudio Chinali, Culinary Consultant, Borsa Restaurants Group , Turkey. Claudio has a significant experience in gastronomy and restaurant management. After his scientific studies in Italy he started his professional training in some of the best Italian Michelin starred restaurant . In 2008 he was awarded best young talent of Italian cuisine. He strongly believes in the financial economic approach to the formation of the role of chef as a new profession for the tourism Market. He is a consultant for several restaurants, in which he solves practical problems and economic management issues. He is currently engaged in the Borsa Restaurants as internal consultant
Michael Kern, Corporate Communications Director, DEKON Group Michael's business origins are very domestic, he started his business career in a family retail company in Vienna, Austria. Early he became active in several international associations and after selling his business he became Director for Europe at Junior Chamber International (JCI). Later he was promoted Senior Director and when he left JCI after 6 years of service as Chief Operations Officer, he had represented JCI towards UN, UNESCO, ICC and many other international organizations. He spent extensive time at countless places around the globe, especially in Europe, Asia and USA, being an average of 180 days a year on the road. As COO he was overseeing besides several departments also all international meetings. Currently he represents the DEKON Group of Companies, an internationally operating professional conference organizer company headquartered in Istanbul, towards its international associates and he supervises, besides the Corporate Communications, also the Association Management Services of the Dekon Group.
Giuseppe PRESSANI, Exsecutive Chef and consultant of the new openings of the Paper Moon FOOD INTERNATIONAL SA Born in Naples in 1967, and descended from three generations of restaurateurs has three brothers who follow the family tradition with a strong enthusiasm, In 1980 the family moved to Milan to open a restaurant with his father and three brothers. In 1989 I start collaboration with the group PM as chef asistente in New York, 1991 Japan 1994 return to in New York, 1996 Istanbul, 2002,Telaviv Israel 2004 Moscow 2005 return to Istanbul still now, Today I have a share in the two restaurants in Milan with my three brothers


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