Andrea Ribaldone, half from Milan and half from Piedmont region, started in career with Riccardo Aiachini, founder of the restaurant La Fermata of Alessandria, considered his master of life and work by the chef. In 2003 he obtained his first Michelin Star.
After working with the famous French chef Alain Senderens in Paris at the Lucas Carton restaurant and being executive chef of Eataly Tokyo, in 2012 he founded ARCO srl, a management company in the restaurant industry and, in 2014, opened the I Due Buoi restaurant in Alessandria, awarded with the Michelin Star in December 2015. During Expo Milano 2015 he managed the Identità Expo San Pellegrino restaurant, in collaboration with Magenta Bureau.
From 2016 he coordinates, in collaboration with Domenico Schingaro, the six restaurants of Borgo Egnazia in Puglia, among the best places of hospitality in Italy and, in March 2017, he left Alessandria for the Langhe area, epicenter of Italian food culture, and opened up Osteria Arborina in the village Annunziata of La Morra, rated “Best performance of the year” by the Guide de l’Espresso of the Restaurants of Italy 2018 and awarded with the Michelin Star just nine months from the opening. He then began his consultancy with Ristorante Lino in Pavia.
Since September 2018 he has been in charge of the cuisine of Identità Golose Milano, the first international restaurant hub.