Fation Aliu

The boy who fled Albania alone when he was just 14: he worked as a dishwasher – the start of an illustrious dishwashing career. Fation Aliu, born in 1986. This boy, who had loved cooking since he’d watched his mother do it, finally went to culinary school, worked in fine dining restaurants. From then on he wanted only one thing: to bring respect to Albanian cuisine as the culinary voice of a forgotten country. Fation combines his Albanian heritage with the skills he’s learned in Belgium.