I’m Simone Venerando Grasso and I’m part of the Golden View management team.
The road to achieving this role, which makes me proud every day, has been anything but downhill, but let’s start from the beginning.
My education was divided between the Agricultural Technical Institute of Florence and the Professional Hotel Institute in Figline Valdarno. These led me to have a very broad and detailed knowledge and understanding of catering and the supply chain. During this time I was given the opportunity to become part of the restaurant staff with precise instructions, “make yourself available to others”. I was literally captivated by the atmosphere of Golden View and I realized that I would not have wanted to work anywhere else but here.
After my studies, Paolo Miano asked me to help him manage the Cellar, a dream that became reality. The knowledge I have acquired is unparalleled, a privilege that has shaped me and brought me into close contact with the world of wine. I got so passionate and in love with this job to the point of investing with my family in a small estate in the Chianti region.
The following years were dedicated exclusively to the refinement of service techniques, from the professional figure with less responsibility up to having to manage the entire restaurant. To complete the knowledge necessary to do an excellent job I decided to take a sabbatical from the restaurant to have an experience abroad. I returned more energized and willing than ever, my skills were finally sufficiently suited to cover roles of even greater responsibility. The desire was great and after a few years of hard work, the opportunity and the honor of sitting at the manager’s table arrived.
Being side by side and sharing thoughts with people who professionally have few equals is the most stimulating thing I ever experienced. In short, the most beautiful job in the world!