Chef Paco

Pasquale Castaldo is a renowned chef and lover of Mediterranean cuisine and the territory. A professor of food and wine at various Hotel Institutes in Naples and the province, he offers dishes of the Neapolitan tradition revisited in a modern way.

It has been the strong point of numerous restaurants in the Vesuvian area, as well as creator and manager of several banqueting companies operating throughout the Campania area.

Awarded numerous awards, including the “Collegium Cocorum Collar“, is a member and provincial councillor of the F.I.C. (Italian Cooks Federation). He has several television participations in nationally-caliber programmes (such as Luca Sardella’s “The Old Farm” broadcast by RAIUNO), as well as at specialized events and conferences in the field, also in collaboration with the University of Naples “Federico II”.

He has edited for several seasons the culinary column “Gastronomic Tour of Campania” on repubblica and has participated both as a lecturer and learner in several training courses at the ETOILE (Higher Institute of Culinary Arts) in Venice.

In 1994 he organized the catering of the G7 held in Naples, delighting with his culinary art the heads of state of the major world countries. A few years later he also favoured the greatest scientists on the planet at the World AIDS Congress held at the Ovo Castle.

A multifaceted and eclectic chef, he is also very committed to social media by sponsoring and organizing numerous initiatives for those most in need. In 2016 he oversaw for several months the canteen of evacuees during the Earthquake Emergency of the regions of central Italy.