People

Meet the chef
Ivan Barone – The Chef
Ivan has had a stellar career in Italian kitchens around the world, since his first job in a restaurant aged 13. From five-star hotels to an award-winning restaurant he started in Val Di Chiana province in Italy, Ivan knows his Italian onions. Lured by the promise of adventure and an appetite for learning, which began with making pasta with his nonna as a child, Ivan found his way to Asia. For Ivan, Italian food is all about simplicity – simple ingredients and simple techniques, but both have to be done to perfection. Here at ‘NAMO he’s excited to bring the flavours of his childhood to life in Vietnam.

Meet the team
At ‘NAMO, we pride ourselves on working with people who are as dedicated to quality as we are. We invest in world-class training to ensure our teams are able to offer you first-rate service and expertise about the ingredients and food culture that make ‘NAMO so unique. We look forward to sharing our passion with you.