Italia a tavola – “Personality of the year 2019”


When we talk about the passion for food and wine excellences we often risk falling into empty rhetoric, letting ourselves be lost in a river of phrases and stale sentences.

There is no space today that has not been conquered by duels at the stove or intergalactic challenges between chefs, sometimes only self-styled.

In this panorama overloaded with gastronomic "solicitations", this year too stands out for its importance and for its continuation the prize, now in its 12th edition, "Italia a Tavola - personality of the year of food and wine and hospitality".

Divided into six categories chefs, pizza chefs, pastry chefs, maitre sommelier and hotel manager, barman and opinion leader) and under the attentive gaze of Alberto Lupini, magazine founder and director, 36 professionals from each sector compete from today and until February 16th for the personality of the year recognition.

Once again our Irina Mihailenko, food and wine consultant and project manager of, was included among the magnificent 36 Maitre, Sommelier and Hotel Manager, where in past years it has already collected excellent results up to the fantastic second place last year.

These awards, beyond the undoubted and legitimate personal satisfaction, confirm the quality of Irina's work, her daily attention and dedication in the continuous search for unique experiences that can be shared.

Irina has been dealing with food and wine consultancy for fifteen years. After having lived for many years in the heart of the Chianti Classico area, she was mmediately moved by curiosity towards the world of wine, starting his professional sommelier course with the AIS (Italian Sommelier Association) in Florence and from there the curiosity about the food that is over to become a wonderful obsession.

A continuous discovery of wineries, products, wine and vines, restaurants, chefs, locals. Then, unhappy, he also wanted to obtain a sommelier diploma with FISAR association. In her long experience in this marvellous wine and food world for four years she was manager maitre and sommelier of the Tola Rasa restaurant in Padua. Her next goals, once she holds a Master's Degree in Digital Marketing currently attended the PIN of Prato, an educational and scientific centre of the University of Florence, will be bartender and photography courses. proudly and enthusiastically supports Irina in this wonderful new adventure. Help us to support it, just a click here!


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