Giovanniwon an award for his outstanding contribution to the industry.
Giovanni’s visit to Lakefield.
Born in Italy in 1931. After qualifying as a Primary School Teacher, he moved to Switzerland where after a three years apprenticeship he qualified as a Demi-Chef de Cuisine. He arrived in the UK in 1960 where for a short period attended full-time studies of English in Guildford.
In May of that year, GLF was engaged as Chef in the Grill-Cold table of the Royal Hotel in Bognor Regis. It was there where he met his wife Margaret whom he married in 1961. For 11 years he was Executive Chef at a four-starred Pendragon Hotel, a Trust House Forte’s establishment in Southsea.
During this time he attended evening courses obtaining a qualification in Hotel Management. In 1971 with his wife he moved to Cranleigh in Surrey and found employment at Cranleigh School, and subsequently at Charterhouse both as Head of the Catering Services.
On his retirement in 1996, he was offered the position of Teacher at Charterhouse in the Modern Languages Department to teach Italian. He finally retired in 2011 after presenting many pupils for GCSE.