Fanuli – Tell us a little about yourself and how you came to open Tipo00??
Andreas – Tipo came along with my business partner Luke Skidmore. We worked together at Vue de Monde and after, while we both did other things, stayed in touch and brainstormed with restaurant ideas.
We both wanted a casual hospitality driven place that serves food we like to eat. As soon the pasta bar idea came along we were hooked.
Just before opening, a mutual friend Alberto Fava joined us and he is now our head chef and business partner too.
Fanuli – Where did you grow up and what path led you to food?
Andreas – I grew up in Athens, Greece but my Dad is originally from the island of Crete and we spend most of our summer holidays at the family house there. Our family has been making olive oil, wine and growing chickens, ducks, rabbits and pigs for five generations. We were very privileged growing up with amazing produce.
I start working in a local restaurant in Athens as a kitchen hand when I was 15. Within a year I knew most of the prep and was part of the service working along the chefs.