Tell us about how you got into hospitality?
My mother opened a bar when I was 6 and I served my first coffee aged 7! Then at 14 I spent my first summer season as runner in pizzeria to pay my first stereo (which of course I still have in my own room in Verona!) I started hospitality school and then internships where I worked the summers in Verona at various restaurants.
What makes JOIA special?
The service, location, food and excellent interior design makes JOIA special – not forgetting the incredible rooftop which I can’t wait to open when the sunshine and good weather returns!
To you, what is great service?
Anticipating the guests needs before them.