RICCARDO LUCQUE

chef & owner

Riccardo' s career in gastronomy began at age of 16, working in hotels in the Marche region of Italy. In 1990 he began working at the Michelin starred Da Alceo seafood restaurant in Pesaro. Since 1993 Riccardo worked in London, e.g. for Zafferano restaurant. Because of his work he moved for a short time also to New York. In 2002 Riccardo came to Prague as headchef of restaurant called Square. Three years later he opened his first restaurant - Aromi on Mánesova street. La Finestra in Cucina and La Bottega bistros followed shortly.

TOMÁŠ MEZERA
chef
mezera@labottega.cz,
+420 775 631 316

Tomáš, graduated chef, met with Riccardo in Square restaurant. Next 8 year Tomáš was gaining experience by working with excellent chefs like Tomáš Černý, Radek Hasman, Mioš Fojt and others. After functioning in Helgertova Cihelna and Park Inn hotel Tomáš became a sous chef in La Finestra in Cucina in 2012 and 5 years later agreed to lead kitchen of Bistroteka.

TOMÁŠ MEZERA

chef mezera@labottega.cz, +420 775 631 316

Tomáš, graduated chef, met with Riccardo in Square restaurant. Next 8 year Tomáš was gaining experience by working with excellent chefs like Tomáš Černý, Radek Hasman, Mioš Fojt and others. After functioning in Helgertova Cihelna and Park Inn hotel Tomáš became a sous chef in La Finestra in Cucina in 2012 and 5 years later agreed to lead kitchen of Bistroteka.

JANA SZAJNAROVÁ 
manager
szajnarova@labottega.cz,
+420 732 518 384

Jana’s dream was to study hotel school and after accomplishing this goal spent 4 years at Ambiente group, where among others she worked with wine. Jana was present when restaurant La Finestra started to operate. In May 2012 Jana was offered the position of La Bottega di Finestra shop manager. After successfull 2 and half years Jana became manager of La Bottega Bistroteka.

JANA SZAJNAROVÁ

manager szajnarova@labottega.cz, +420 732 518 384

Jana’s dream was to study hotel school and after accomplishing this goal spent 4 years at Ambiente group, where among others she worked with wine. Jana was present when restaurant La Finestra started to operate. In May 2012 Jana was offered the position of La Bottega di Finestra shop manager. After successfull 2 and half years Jana became manager of La Bottega Bistroteka.

JIŘÍ BEDNÁŘ 
manager
bednar@labottega.cz,
+420 602 979 183

Jiří gained his professional experience abroad (Germany, UK, Finland) from the age of 15. After his return in 2010 Jiří worked in Barcelo hotel and Potrefená Husa in Dejvice. Cooperation with La Collezione began in 2013 at La Bottega di Finestra and continued in 2014 when Jiří because manager of newly opened La Bottega Bistroteka.

JIŘÍ BEDNÁŘ

manager bednar@labottega.cz, +420 602 979 183

Jiří gained his professional experience abroad (Germany, UK, Finland) from the age of 15. After his return in 2010 Jiří worked in Barcelo hotel and Potrefená Husa in Dejvice. Cooperation with La Collezione began in 2013 at La Bottega di Finestra and continued in 2014 when Jiří because manager of newly opened La Bottega Bistroteka.