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“My heart is in the kitchen”

Mauro Massimino chef and owner of Buenos Aires Verde

You can say that from an early age I liked the kitchen, I don’t know if it was clear to me, but I cooked and really enjoyed eating good.

When I was 18 years old, I attended a cooking class given by Gato Dumas, who at the time was establishing his institute. At that talk I realized that cooking was my true passion, which, from then on sparked my interest in studying professionally what until that point I had been developing as an amateur.

Mauro Massimino in Buenos Aires Verde

In 1998 I began to pursue a degree in cooking and pastry making in his institute. Six months afterwards I began to work in different restaurants as a cook, and later as sous-chef.

At the same time, I invested my free time training myself and researching world cuisines, finished a Postgraduate Degree in Culinary Arts in the IAG, and had the fortune of working with different chefs that nowadays define tendencies.

Mauro Massimino, chef in Buenos Aires Verde

In 2008 I began to naturally change my nutrition, which translated into my cuisine, reconnecting with seasonal produce, certified organic or agroecologic. I was always curious to discover the genuine, what is behind what we are shown, so as a way to round up my education I studied Organic Horticulture in the Agronomy School of UBA and specialized in naturist nutrition so I could understand how food affects our body. In that process I sought to transfer all the knowledge and technique of traditional cuisine into this style of nutrition, creating in the process a new cuisine.

It was then that I had the opportunity to express in my restaurant everything I had been working on. Buenos Aires Verde Palermo was born at a time when this type of nutrition was not known in Buenos Aires. Nevertheless, the important thing for me was to become involved and show the true value of food and its relationships. Afterwards, in 2017 I opened my second restaurant in Belgrano.

I have had a vegetarian and raw diet for over eleven years, not only for believing and having experienced by myself the positive effects of this diet, but also because respect for animals and the environment are essential for me.

Mauro Massimino, chef and owner of Buenos Aires Verde

I truly believe this type of cuisine offers the possibility of nourishing and reconnecting us with the true taste of food by having available all of their nutrients through prioritizing seasonal and certified organic produce, where skillfully applied technique will bring forth their finest expression.

I am a cook, I like fire, the energy of the kitchen and investigation, but over everything else I am drawn to the real, the pure and that which springs forth from the roots.

Chef Mauro Massimino

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Manifiesto Buenos Aires Verde

Buenos Aires Verde fomenta un estilo de vida compartido, una visión individual que se expande hacia lo colectivo. La consciencia de reconocer y valorar el origen real de las cosas. Posee un gran sentimiento de lo justo y aboga por conservar y difundir los valores de su entorno. Concibe la alimentación como vida y toma el concepto de nutrirse como valor fundamental. Aunque la emoción no pierda peso frente al intelecto, Buenos Aires Verde cree en un disfrute inteligente, medido y cuidado. Su etapa de madurez ha traído el desarrollo interno y la aceptación sobre su visión de la vida, la mirada del otro ya no es determinante y coloca su elección en primer lugar.

Buenos Aires Verde es la búsqueda de lo real, un pensamiento profundo y circular, es el perfeccionamiento a través de una mirada contemporánea, metódica, pasional y de disfrute.

Buenos Aires Verde Manisfesto

Buenos Aires Verde encourages a shared lifestyle, an individual vision that expands into the collective. The conscience to recognize and appreciate the authentic origin of things. Possesses a great sense of what is just and advocates for preserving and conveying the ideals of its upbringing. Conceives nutrition as life itself and takes the concept of nourishment as a fundamental value. Even though emotion does not lose its weight against intellect, Buenos Aires Verde believes in an intelligent, measured and carefully minded enjoyment. It´s maturity has brought forth inner growth and acceptance of its life vision, others views cease to be decisive and its own convictions are esteemed.

Buenos Aires Verde is the pursuit for what is real, a deep and circular thought, it is the strive for perfection through a contemporary, methodical, passionate and joyful perspective.