José Avillez

Executive Chef

David Jesus

Head Chef

Filipe Pina


Atsushi Murata

Cook, Sub-Chef

Américo dos Santos

Pastry Chef

Leonel Pedro

Kitchen assistant

Olívia Moreno

Kitchen assistant

Luís Reis

Head Waiter

Considered one of the great Portuguese chefs, José Avillez stands out because of his enterprising spirit and his willingness to go one step further. 

Head Chef and the restaurant’s keystone. A man of noble feelings. A demanding perfectionist with a heart the size of the planet. In his spare time, which is scarce, he is a dedicated family man. 

Sub-Chef. Responsible and organised. He thought of becoming a photographic model but his heart was not in it and today the kitchen is his life. In his spare time he enjoys going for walks and spending time with his friends.

Cook, Sub-Chef at Belcanto. A Japanese fan of Portugal. Highly disciplined with an exquisite palate. Creative by nature, he enjoys drawing, singing and cycling.

Pastry Chef. A strong man from the North of Portugal. Dedicated and modest. He always tries to do his best! In his spare time he enjoys running and reading.

Kitchen assistant. Tireless, dedicated and much respected employee. An absolutely essential cog in the working of the kitchen. He is a voluntary social worker, enjoys classical music and painting.

Kitchen assistant, our Cape Verde mum. A woman with a ready smile. Hard working and strong minded. Her spare time is dedicated to her family, the center of her world.

Head Waiter. Tireless worker and always willing to help. Father of 4. Benfica fan who likes reading, sport, movies and cheering us up with his dry humour.