Valentina Raffaelli - is a designer, she’s studied to be a designer, she’ve been working in the past ten years to be a good designer, and now she cooks. It used to be one of that dream that everyone has, something like “maybe in an other life...”, till the moment she found the courage to follow it. Now, since three years, she is part of the kitchen staff of Amsterdam’s popular Italian restaurant Toscanini. She hasn’t abandoned her previous path, and she is still busy with design projects and stylings. Everything started few years ago when she published her first book, Herbarium Taste, a collection of infographics, illustrations and notions over fruits and vegetables benefits. From that moment, she started to use food as a material for all her projects. Valentina graduated in Architecture with a master in Interior design between Venice, Paris and Milan.
She lives in Amsterdam since eight years, she is the cofounder of a design studio called internoconcucina and since three years she is working in the kitchen of Toscanini restaurant.