Alessandro Calzavacca looks towards the camera while wearing a dark blue suit and tie.

Waiter Judge – Alessandro Calzavacca

Assistant Manager – The Barn Restaurant at Coworth Park

Alessandro fell in love with the Hospitality industry working alongside his parents in their family restaurant at 14 years old. After attending hospitality school and gaining a few years of experience in Italy, he moved to London.

Here, he began working as a commis waiter at Michelin-starred Fera at Claridge’s, where he first learned about international hospitality and built the basis of his career.

For one year he worked at Jean-George at the Connaught, then decided to improve his knowledge and skillset with a degree in Hotel Management from University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

After winning the 2019 World Young Chef Young Waiter competition, Alessandro briefly worked as Headwaiter at the newly opened Grill at the Dorchester before becoming Assistant Manager at The Barn restaurant at Coworth Park.