Intervista con Antonio Montanari
Vi proponiamo l’intervista con Antonio Montanari pubblicata ieri, Martedì 29 Maggio, sul sito FCSI.org.
One of the most influential consultants in Europe, Antonio Montanari FFCSI, tells Andrea Tolu how the industry has evolved.
With a career in the foodservice industry spanning 50 years, interviewing Antonio Montanari FFCSI offers a unique perspective of how the world of food and hospitality in Italy has evolved from the end of the 1960s to the present.
In 1968, when he founded his architectural and engineering firm SMP (Studio Montanari & Partners) – one year after graduating in architecture from the Polytechnic University of Milan – a foodservice sector in Italy simply didn’t exist. “There was this huge contradiction,” says Montanari. “Thanks to pizza and pasta, Italians were considered the kings of the kitchen. In fact, we were very backward. The predominant attitude was that, in order to design a commercial kitchen you just needed to know how to cook, and the rest would follow naturally.”
In 2017, Montanari became part of FCSI’s Council of Fellows, reserved for members who have made an extraordinary contribution to the society. He received this recognition not only because he was one of the founders of the FCSI Italian unit in 2004, but for many reasons, as president of FCSI Italy, Massimo Giubilesi FCSI, explains: “Antonio was a major driver in the Italian unit.
He was the spark that pushed us to raise the bar, to go back to fundamentals and invest in people. He’s always been optimistic about this change, and even when not directly involved, he would have a positive influence.
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