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Meet the team

Co-Founder CEO-CTO

Matteo Ressa

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Before founding ChefPassport, Matteo worked in digital product development for major companies worldwide including Amazon and Vodafone. He is an IT specialist with 15 years experience.


In 2019 Matteo teamed with Gaurav to combine knowledge and skills and start ChefPassport global journey.'. Originally from Italy, Matteo currently resides in Luxembourg and mentors start-up companies and entrepreneurs as the Director of the Founder Institute.


In his free time you can find Matteo reading leadership and personal development books as he waits for a train, bus or plane to take him on his next travel and food adventure.

Co-Founder COO-CFO

Gaurav Gandhi

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Hi my name is Gaurav Gandhi and I am a co-founder of ChefPassport. Following my true passion for food from all over the world, I joined ChefPassport to facilitate chefs from different countries to spread their own creations and connect with people who want to acquire culinary skills and learn how to make exotic dishes.


Prior to ChefPassport, Gaurav has experience working in startups in US, and later moved to Barcelona for his MBA. He started his career as a Biomedical Engineering, and later developed his skills in Operations and Project Management background. In 2019, while exploring startup opportunities in Luxembourg, He stumbled upon ChefPassport, and found an instant connection with Matteo and his vision for the company.


In his free time, Gaurav likes to cook and travel to new places.

Social Media Manager

Nicole Massimo

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Nicole is the Social Media Manager of ChefPassport. She grew up and lives in Milan Italy. After having graduated in Language and Culture University, she specialized in editorial translating at Herzog publishing house. 

She loves reading but especially knowing “how to read” not only book. She is passionate of creativity and photography, and she never miss to spend her days listening to good music.

On top of that, if you are looking for a football buddy just reach out to her as she plays as a striker since her childhood!