Alessandro Barini is the new Italian chef at Cucina Restaurant, at the JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel. His career spans over 20 years. Barini was born and started his professional career in Modena, where he attended the culinary arts school in Carpi, and went onto learn his trade in the traditional Emilia trattoria and osteria.
In 2000 he became the chef patron of a restaurant and winery in Cesena, and went onto earn mentions in Italian guides such as Gambero Rosso and Michelin. In 2007 he moved to Vienna, where he lived and worked for five years.