Born in Gela (Sicily), the Archestrato’s country.
In the mid-19th century, an orphan named Vincenzo Stamilla found his fortune as a cook on boats.
His grandson, on the other hand, opened the doors for private services as a "monsù" (head-chefs for landlords).
Vinnie's parents and grandparents were farmers and gardeners with a strong attraction to the sea.
The whole family had a huge influence on him and his passion for cooking. During his childhood, he started playing around the stove at home and the numerous pastry-shops of the neighborhood.
He was a Boy-Scout of the Salesian Youth Center in Gela. He always preferred going to the port looking at the boats or to the countryside observing wild birds instead of staying in the classroom.
After moving from Sicily to the North of Italy, he began to study in the well known Alberghiero E. Maggia of Stresa Institute, where he had the chance to learn the classic way of cooking, merging into the most ancient techniques. Teachers and chefs gave him the opportunity to practice at the Grand Hotel des Iles Borromees 5 * to get a solid formation.
With his new degree and his adventurous pilgrim soul, he begins the path to a great culinary exploration of the world. The attraction for the sea and the boats open him the doors into the yachting industry, going up and down of dream sailboats and managing the services for important nautical sports events.
Later, in Spain, he got the professional degree for the outdoor world and Galicia, with a great gastronomic heritage and a unique natural environment, is where he decides to establish his base.
He currently combines work services with outdoor activities to strengthen his spirit.