Chef's Bio

Kentaro Torii

Executive Chef of Bella Cosa, UK

Chef Kentaro Torii, renowned by critics in the US and Italy for his Japanese infusion to Italian cuisine, is the Executive Chef of Bella Cosa, London. His love for the Italian fare started when he was 17, with his first dish learnt from a cookbook. Impassioned by the Italian culture, he honed his craft through a string of stints in Florence, Lombardy and Sardinia and even working at 1 Michelin starred Al Pino in Pavia.


Kentaro has a deep understanding of the nuances of ingredients through his culinary travels. With this knowledge, he adds depth by highlighting the unique combination of flavour, texture and colour that brings his contemporary Italian dishes alive.



  • GVCI Chef of the Year 2012