Chef Marcelo Neri

São Paulo, Brazil

Name: Marcelo Neri Belculfine Age: 47 Nationality: Brazilian Country of Residence: Brazil
1. Your Restaurant/Business:
Anhembi Morumbi University in São Paulo, Brazil
2. About Your Kitchen:
Italian cuisine
3. Your Favorite Chef Works Item:
PCDF Cool Vent for its comfort.
4. First Job:
A cook at

“Tutto Dolci”, an Italian mediterranean restaurant
5. Your Favorite Cookbook:
“Fundamentos da Cozinha Clássica Italiana” (Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking) by Marcella Hazan
6. Your Awards:
“Representant of Italian cuisine in Brazil” by Federazione Italiana Cuochi
7. Your Cooking Inspiration:
Grandmather and grandfather’s cuisine
8. Your Speciality Dish:
Spaghetti Ragout and Risotto with asparagus
9. Favorite Dish To Eat:
Very spicy Asian cuisine
10. Weirdest Thing You Ever Ate:
Insects (crickets and grasshoppers)
11. Favorite Ice Cream Flavor:
12. Favorite Drink:
Caipirinha (traditional Brazilian drink = cachaça, lemon, sugar and ice)
13. Favorite Wine:
Don Laurindo Merlot: Reserve 2005
14. Who Would You Most Like To Cook For:
Maternal grandfather
15. Who Would You Least Like To Cook For:
16. Favorite Things To Do When Not Cooking:
Spending time with my family on Sunday afternoons

17. Your Latest Project:
Cooking Contest for Beginners
18. Favorite City and Why:
São Paulo, because you can find anything you want!
19. Your Greatest Indulgence:
Cooking with my 7-year-old daughter
20. Your All Time Best Culinary Tip:
Never place into the pot the entire quantity as informed in recipe, always do it slowly. More about the chef: Marcelo is the coordinator responsible for the course of gastronomy in Anhembi Morumbi University, he teaches a course of Italian Cuisine and promotes several charitable events in order to bring the secrets of gastronomy for different social classes.

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