Our team

 

Ricardo Lucque

Chef & Owner

His culinary career started at the age of 16. Riccardo spent more that 9 yeras in UK where he worked in Zafferano restaurant. During his professional life in UK he became executive chef of chain of Italian restaurant located around Thames. Riccardo worked as well as guest chef at Il Bucco, New York restaurant, awarded as the best newcomer amonng restaurants on Manhattan in 2001.

Riccardo came to Prague in 2002 to be a headchef of Square, restaurant near Malostranské náměstí. In Apirl 2005 Riccardo opened his first and very own restaurant Aromi in Vinohrady. Afte 4 sucssessful years, in 2009, he decided to open second restaurant - La Finestra in Cucina.

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lucque@lafinestra.cz

Ondřej Rákosník

Owner

After successful completion of hotel school in Klánovice, Ondřej moved to UK where he studied Business Administration and also gained experience in various restaurants. During his stay in UK he often traveled to Italy and fell in love with this country.

After his return to Czech Republic Ondřej worked in the restaurant Square on Malostranské náměstí where he first met Riccardo Lucque. In 2005 their cooperation began when Ondřej helped Riccardo open the restaurant, Aromi, in Vinohrady and four years later, already as co-owners, they opened the restaurant La Finestra in Cucina, in central Prague. In May 2012 Riccardo and Ondřej extended their businesses to Brno, where together with partner Martin Němec, opened an Italian restaurant, Il Mercato, at Zelný Trh.

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rakosnik@lafinestra.cz

Tomáš Juřík

Chef

His cooking experience began at the restaurant Pastacaffe Tonino Lamborghini (Ambiente Group), where he worked for one year. He followed this with a stint at La Degustation Boheme Bourgeoise. He expanded his experience by one month fellowship at New York's restaurant Avoca, which was the holder of two Michelin stars.In New York, he had the opportunity to work with all world cuisines, and a huge variety of ingredients allowed Tomáš to deepen his knowledge and skills.

After returning to Czech Republic, he joined the crew of Bellevue restaurant, where after a short time he became sous chef and had the opportunity to participate in the management of the restaurant. The cooperation with Oldřich Sahajdák, Marek Šáda and Gilad Peled was the most rewarding for him and pushed his culinary skills to the next level.

Thanks to the friendship with Lukáš Sedláček, La Bottega Tusarova Chef, he learned about the possibility of working for La Collezione group. The opportunity to collaborate with leading Italian chef Riccardo Lucque was very exciting for him. Since August 2015, he has been working for La Bottega Bistroteka and its main objective is that customers are more than satisfied and happy to come back. In October 2016 Tomáš replaced Tomáš Černý and became chef of La Finestra in Cucina.

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jurik@labottega.cz

Ladislav Balogh

Restaurant manager

+420 603 491 091
balogh@lafinestra.cz

Jana Slabá

General manager

+420 776 893 007
slaba@lacollezione.cz

Ondřej Duffek

PR & Marketing manager

+420 775 681 555
duffek@lacollezione.cz

Ondřej Pokštefl

Sommelier

After finishing his high school education as a chef Ondřej also studied hotel school. After small break (inspirational journey to Asia) started to work with bio products and high-quality teas. And that was the moment when his passion and love for wines was born.Ondřej worked in Albio restaurant and after he lead Wine restaurant Da Nico .

And that is where he met Flemming Laugesen in 2004 and started to travel together and meet the wine producers.

Following that Ondřej spent 8 years as head sommelier of Pizza Nuova and cooperated with small wine producers mainly. For two and half years Ondřej shines as head sommelier of La Finestra.

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