Finalist, Premier Selection Awards 2016

Mario has traveled the world as a chef and enjoyed a very interesting career to date.

Mario trained in Cape Town and when he qualified worked in London for seven years. He worked at at a Michelin guide restaurant for two years then catered on a charter boat on the Thames river part-time for a year while  he was head chef at a small hotel.

We love the marbling in the Silver Fern Farms Reserve range beef fillet. Our customers have been thoroughly impressed.

Back in New Zealand he worked at Botswana Butchery in Wanaka for two years, also covering at Bostwana Butchery in Queenstown.

Bistro Gentil won their first hat this year in the Cuisine Good Food Awards 2016. They have been been the Number One restaurant in Wanaka on Trip Advisor since he took over as Head Chef. 

His inspiration has changed over the years with the way that food fashion has also changed.