Turnovers of the protagonists of Italian haute cuisine are growing: the Alajmo family is confirmed as the first place. But the best performance is that of Cracco
The Michelin stars heathen, In the true sense of the word. The chefs who can boast at least one are those who, according to the analysis of the consulting firm Pambianco Strategie d'Impresa, have also reached the highest turnover and continue to see their collections increase year by year.
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The Alajmo of Padua are confirmed as the richest, with 14.1 million euros (turnover 2018) and a 5% growth compared to the last survey. The family is now an international brand: in addition to Le Calandre, a three-star restaurant, it includes the Gran Caffè Quadri and the Ammo al Fondaco dei Tedeschi, in addition to the Caffé Stern in Paris and Amor, the Milanese debut in corso Como. The second place in the ranking (even if the exact amount was not communicated due to a series of company changes) is occupied by Antonino Cannavacciuolo, with its bistro restaurants open on the Piedmontese territory.
But the chef with the most amazing performance, perhaps thanks to the new restaurant in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, in Milan, was Carlo Cracco, former judge of MasterChef, in third place: since last year it has increased turnover by 60%, going from 7.2 to 13 million in revenues. He finished fourth Massimo Bottura: his turnover, however, was not recorded. Enrico Bartolini, six Michelin stars (which confirm it as the most starred chef in the whole country) for five restaurants in Italy, ranks fifth with nine million euros, up 47%. Soon after, Giancarlo Perbellini, which reaches 6.1 million thanks also to the Locanda Perbellini in Milan, opened last year.
Follow in the standings Andrea Berton, with 5.5 million generated by several companies, the chef from Abruzzo Niko Romito with 5.3 million and a growth compared to the previous survey of almost 15%, Enrico Crippa with 4.2 million and the Campania region Alfonso Iaccarino which exceeds 3 million euros, gaining 25% more than the previous year.