Floriano Pellegrino, born on November 21, 1990, in Lecce, is an Italian chef and owner of the Michelin-starred Bros' restaurant in Lecce, Salento. In 2018, he co-founded the Pellegrino Brothers holding with his partner Isabella Potì. The company holds the Bros' brand rights, owns Bros' Trattoria in Scorrano, and promotes the talents of Isabella Potì and Floriano Pellegrino.
Floriano also founded the Bros Rugby Club, managed by the holding, dedicated to the positive engagement of youth from Apulian suburbs through sports, aiming for involvement in the Italian and international professional scene.
Born and raised in Scorrano, Floriano Pellegrino's passion for cooking was nurtured in his family's farmhouse. Early on, he displayed a strong inclination for culinary arts and even assisted in managing the family business alongside his two brothers. After completing his hotel studies, he embarked on a journey across Europe, working in renowned Michelin-starred kitchens with chefs like Luis Andoni Aduriz, Eneko Atxa, Alexandre Gauthier, Rene Redzepi, and Claude Bosi in London. Among these experiences, his time at Chef Martin Berasategui's kitchen was pivotal, greatly shaping his professional and personal growth and ultimately transforming him into a well-rounded contemporary chef.
In 2016, he received the Top of Tomorrow award from Touring Club, the Surprise of the Year award from Golose Identity, and the Twenty Years Award from San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna.
In 2017, he was honored with the Performance Award of the Year by Espresso. In January 2018, he was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in the Art category. In September of the same year, he received the Rising Star award at The Best Chef Awards.
In November 2018, he earned his first Michelin star and was invited to cook at the Michelin Guide's 2020 presentation gala. In 2019, he was awarded Chef Social of the Year at the Food Community Awards, and his Bros' restaurant achieved a 4-hat rating in the L'Espresso Guide. In January 2020, he made a significant presentation at Madrid Fusion. In September, he ranked 77th in The Best Chef Awards' Top 100 and received the ``Prix au Chef de l'Avenir`` from the Acadèmie Internationale de la Gastronomie.
In May 2021, he won the Innovation in the Kitchen award. At 'The Best Chef Award 2021' gala in Amsterdam, he secured the 69th spot among the world's top 100 chefs.