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Massimo Bottura from "Chef's Table" stars in the Netflix reality docu-series. He is the chef at Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy.

Growing up, Massimo Bottura could always be found under the kitchen table, which became a refuge from his three older brothers. He found peace at his grandmother's feet as she rolled out the dough for tortellini. Among the smells of broth and roast meats, the young Bottura was silenced by the constant chatting of his grandmother, mother and aunt who prepared meals for the entire family, every lunch and dinner.

In 1986 Massimo Bottura departed on his life's journey with the renovation of a roadside trattoria on the outskirts of Modena. At Trattoria del Campazzo he worked alongside the rezdora Lidia Cristoni and apprenticed himself to chef Georges Coigny to build his culinary foundation, a combination of regional Italian cooking and classical French training.

In 1994 Bottura gained valuable experience working with Alain Ducasse at Louis XV in Montecarlo who had invited him to stage in his kitchen following a surprise visit to the trattoria. During this time he had daily contact with Ducasse's producers, artisans and experienced chefs. Through their eyes he learned the difference between the 'fresh, fresher and the freshest' of ingredients. Osteria Francescana Launches

A year later, in 1995, Bottura opened Osteria Francescana juxtaposing tradition and innovation with contemporary art and design in Modena's Medieval city centre. In the beginning it seemed difficult just paying the bills, dishwasher and waiter, yet Massimo's desire to satisfy the gastronomic curiosities of his guests, whose palates had matured alongside his own, motivated him to excel as both a chef and restaurateur.

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Where does Massimo Bottura live? Find out here.

Current Residence: Modena, Italy

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