Tokyo-Insiders.jpg

 

Ernesto Stefani joins us today to talk about how he discovered his life-long passion as a chef and the cuisine of his restaurant. He shares with us his career path in Japan from a chef to be a Restauranteur who can speak Japanese fluently. Why his Italy dishes are so popular in Japan? What is the specialty about his ingredients? Tune in to find out more.
Loading the player...

Ernasto Stefani

Ernesto Stefani joins us today to talk about how he discovered his life-long passion as a chef and the cuisine of his restaurant. He shares with us his career path in Japan from a chef to be a Restauranteur who can speak Japanese fluently. Why his Italy dishes are so popular in Japan? What is the specialty about his ingredients? Tune in to find out more.

Ernesto was born and raised in the countryside of Italy. He worked in his mother’s restaurant until he was 23 years old. He soon started appreciating the authentic Italian cuisine and he has an almost stubborn love for its true ingredients. Ingredients he put in his dishes are quite special -a careful selection of the best ingredients and meticulous, skillful cooking methods and special attention to detail and a careful presentation, and above all, love and passion. He won the Gold Medal of 2002 Culinary Olympics in Erfurt.

The passion for this work is fundamental and necessary for every Chef who wants to call himself a true Chef. Ernesto’s ingredients are always of the highest quality. His cuisine is designed to enhance the natural flavors, and not to mix them and cover them with inappropriate sauces. Creativity is certainly important, but it should not disguise reality beyond the true and authentic flavors of Mother Nature. He never writes recipes that he cook, in order to cook efficiently we must remember all details with great precision, and there is no time to check records. Memory, attention to detail and execution speed are skills that are perfected over time, and with plenty of dedication.

READ MORE

Tokyo Insiders

Get inside some of the minds of the longer term expats living and working here in Japan. Find out how people and their companies are dealing with the current market, learn from their past mistakes and resent successes.

Tokyo Insiders will also feature young Japanese entrepreneurs generally schooled abroad and generally having westerner mind sets. Opening new doors and setting a new stage far from the normal (married to the company) salary minded office workers we will have a better understanding of the up and coming younger business minded Japanese.

Michael Glance

Host: Michael Z. Glance - Business Development Manager, ITV-Asia

Michael Glance has spent more than 15 years in Japan working in diverse industries, such as commercial / investment real estate, photography and advertising and media.
A people-focused person at heart, Michael’s has more than 10+ years of advertising and media sales in Tokyo. Embracing the dynamic challenges of internet marketing he is applying his strategic management and entrepreneurial skills to connecting leading business personalities and their companies in Tokyo with Asia’s premier companies.

 

Other Videos


  • Jimmy Angel
    “Japanese girls are ichiban…”, as a Rock n’ Roller, Jimmy Angel joins us today to talk about his passion about…
  • Rowan Burley
    Rowan Burley joins us today to talk about Koala Kids and English education. Being a founder of a preschool, Rowan…
  • John Duley
    A native of Portland, Oregon, John Duley has lived and worked in Japan for more than 22 years. After graduating…
  • Olivier Georlette
    In this part of the interview, Olivier Georlette shares with us his career path after moving to Japan over 10…
  • Bill Hersey
    What is like to work in the fascinating fashion and entertainment industry? Is it your dream job to work closely…
  • Ray Pedersen
    Is Japanese language a must if you want to establish a business in Japan? Today Mr. Ray Pedersen, who is…
  • Ruth Shiraishi
    Ruth Shiraishi talks about her career path after moving to Japan over 20 years ago. As a long-term expatriate, she…
  • Tatsuro Sugiyama
    “When you think of creating a company, you should just go right into it instead of trying to save up…
  • Derek Thomas
    Today Mr. Derek Thomas joins us today to talk about his restaurant-Pizzakaya. He introduced the history, service and majority customers…
  • Trond Varlid
    Trond Varlid joins us today to talk about what brought him to Japan and his company Tomra which mainly focus…
  • Hans Wallberg
    Hans Wallberg joins us today to talk about the service and products of RingaH, how he entered Japanese market in…