The team at Pici is peerless, having held positions in kitchens and hospitality all over the world for many years. The team comes together at Pici to bring guests the ultimate dining experience. Expect great food, great drinks and exceptional service.
Andrea’s passion for cooking began in Turin at a very young age with a passionate love for the nature of fresh ingredients. Shunning traditional culinary school in favour of real-life experience, Andrea began his professional career cooking in and around Turin at the age of sixteen, focusing predominantly on cuisine from the Piedmont region.
Before long, he opened his own place – part restaurant, part bookshop. After a successful and exciting experience in Italy, he felt the pull of opportunities and unexplored lands. In 2014, he moved to Hong Kong to help Pirata Group launch a new pasta bar concept. Bringing his vast experience to Pici, Andrea lightens the kitchen with his fresh approach and warm energy.
Destined for life in the kitchen, Davide spent much of his childhood in the family-run restaurant in his hometown, Treviso, Italy. His passion for Italian food grew alongside his dedication to bring his country’s delicious flavours to the rest of the world. Davide respects traditional techniques and the history behind each dish he creates, as he adds his own spin to keep guests coming back for more.
Having graduated from the Culinary and Hospitality Institute ‘Giuseppe Maffioli’, Davide worked in multiple restaurants in Italy and Dubai before moving to Hong Kong for his next adventure. His role at Pici ensures Davide can showcase the culinary fundamentals that he gleaned from his international experience, enabling him to cook with the integrity and honesty that has been passed on through the generations.
Pici Operations Manager
With a friendly charm and people-loving personality, Pici’s Operations Manager Nacho Lopez ensures every diner feels at home. Starting his career in London, Nacho’s passion for all things hospitality grew after the successful opening the new dining concept Bilbao Berria. After working with popular Argentinian restaurant Gaucho, he was moved to Hong Kong to lead and train the new restaurant team.
In Hong Kong, he enjoys soaking up the hustle and bustle of the city and delving into the city’s lively food scene. When he’s not busy running the floor at Pici, he spends his time working on his other passion, cooking. A true connoisseur and gastronome, Nacho is textbook for all things food and wine.
Pici Central General Manager
Andy Brine kick started his career in the food and beverage industry in his hometown of Kitchener, Ontario. Upon working at a night club in Kitchener, his talent for management was discovered and he was soon given the opportunity to oversee a selection of landmark night clubs in Toronto, each comprising of 1500 people capacities. From here, Andy was selected time and again for new projects and bigger challenges.
Andy’s career has spanned three countries – Canada, Hong Kong and Thailand – with opportunities that have groomed his skills in guest relations, operations, new restaurant launches and revenue enhancement. He moved to Hong Kong in 2006 to take charge of establishments in the city’s two hallmark nightlife havens, Lan Kwai Fong and Wan Chai. With the chance to spearhead new store opening for Hooters Asia, Andy relocated to Bangkok in 2014 and lent his expertise in training, productivity management and resource procurement.
Since 2019, Andy has been a member of the Pirata Group team as General Manager under the Pici brand. He began his time with the Group managing the expansive flagship restaurant in Sha Tin before being transferred to the brand’s highest performing branch in Central. Known for his friendly smiles and careful attention to detail, Andy can be found at Pici Central making new friends and giving guests a memorable dining experience.