Gabriele Rubini (Chef Rubio)
"With recipes, you cannot change the world, but you can convey messages and tell the world about a much bigger problem such as climate change."
Gabriele Rubini, aka Chef Rubio, is an Italian Chef and media icon famed for his enchanting personality and unorthodox approach to food. A keen athlete, Rubio initially studied classics and played rugby at a high level in Italy and New Zealand prior to throwing all of his passion into forging a career in food. Fascinated by different cultures and culinary habits, Rubio accumulated an immense bank of culinary knowledge by visiting a plethora of countries, including Argentina, Finland, Japan, Lebanon and Laos.
Rubio is very much in the public eye in Italy thanks to his appearances in a number of hit cooking shows, including Unti e Bisunti and I re della Griglia.