Max’s love of cooking can be traced back to his childhood, having grown up in the kitchen of Le Calandre alongside mamma Rita. He attended cooking school at the Istituto Alberghiero di Abano Terme to later intern in the kitchens of top Italian and French chefs like Alfredo Chiocchetti, Marc Veyrat and Michel Guérard.

After returning to Padua, mamma Rita and papà Erminio passed the keys of the family restaurant on Max and his brother Raf.

On November 27, 2002, the Michelin Guide awarded Le Calandre with three stars, making Max, at 28, the youngest chef in the world to obtain this culinary distinction.

Today, Max oversees the kitchens of the Alajmo family’s three restaurants, three café-bistros, and a line of food products an - all from Le Calandre, his vibrant culinary laboratory.



Alajmo Family

Alajmo Group

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