Meet the Team
Diego Jacquet, CheF pATRON
Currently Chef Patron at London’s Restaurant ZOILO and boCHINche in Singapore, Diego began his career in Buenos Aires in 1993, when he joined renowned Argentine Chef Francis Mallman’s restaurant as an apprentice.
In 1998 he fulfilled his dream to cook in Europe when he joined the team of “Casa Nicolasa” in San Sebastian, Spain. To later took a position at the three Michelin star restaurant “El Bull” of Ferran Adria. In 2001, he decided to move to NYC to joined “Aquavit”, the award wining Swedish restaurant by Marcus Samuelsson.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Diego Jacquet spent most of his youth in Patagonia, where he discovered his love for food and wild products.
Sebastian Guilleminault, General Manager
Growing up in small village in Dreux, France, taking an apprenticeship in Catering & Hotel Management within a Michelin-starred restaurant on the Champs Elysees was quite a learning curve for Sebastien.
Mentored by some of the very best in the industry, Sebastien quickly shot up the ranks to Assisting Managing Director, before leaving everything behind for London in 2006. On arrival in London, Sebastien secured a position and training with Galvin at Windows, before moving onto Restaurant Manager positions in other London restaurants.
Sebastien joined ZOILO in 2013, and over the last four years he has moved from a Restaurant Manager position to Operations, allowing Diego the opportunity to spend more time in the kitchen.
Roberto TAVOLONI, REstaurant manager
Roberto, a fellow Argentine, first met Diego back in 2007 when they worked together at a contemporary London restaurant. They have kept in touch ever since, often collaborating on projects to introduce true Argentine cuisine to the UK.
Roberto moved to the UK in 2001, starting out as a glass collector and working his way up to Restaurant Manager. In 2010, Diego and Roberto partnered once again for the opening of Casa Malevo, and in May 2017, Roberto joined ZOILO as Restaurant Manager.
Gian Mario, hEAD Chef
Gian was born and raised in Sardinia, but moved to the UK in 2005 in search of opportunities to break into the food & drink industry. He always knew he wanted to be a chef, and kept his mind on that goal when starting out as a kitchen porter in a gastro pub.
Gian’s natural talent saw him quickly work his way up through the kitchens from porter to commie chef, and later chef de partie, in various gastro pubs. In 2012 he met Diego and soon joined the ZOILO team, where he has been ever since, now enjoying the role of Head Chef.