Nicola Fanetti is co-founder of Brace and is also the kitchen chef of the restaurant. Despite his young age, Nicola Fanetti is already a well-established name in Copenhagen food circuits, which can write employment at several Michelin restaurants on the CV.

Nicola Fanetti’s background

Nicola Fanetti grew up in northern Italy, where he already established a great passion for his home country’s culture traditions during childhood. Initially, he appealed to the noble art of gastronomy on his own, but when he eventually made a final decision to become a cook, he chose to finish his skills at the renowned Italian school ALMA – an institution with proud traditions and a worldwide reputation to train some of the world’s absolute best chefs.

After graduating, Nicola Fanetti has been found in the kitchens in some of Italy’s and Denmark’s most renowned restaurants, where he has gained profound knowledge of Italian cooking – an experience he actively uses in your daily work at Restaurant Brace, where he merged Italy’s cooking techniques with Nordic food.

Curious, innovative and boundary pushing

Despite his great love for his native country’s food traditions, Nicola Fanetti has always had a weakness for the undiscovered, and he is also a curious soul who constantly strives to search for new boundaries. Artistic freedom and an innovative approach to cooking are integral parts of Nicola Fanetti’s gastronomic identity.

It was therefore quite natural that, when he arrived in Denmark, he got his eyes on the Nordic kitchen. In his daily life at Restaurant Brace, Nicola Fanetti draws on his wisdom as well as his inspiration from the Nordic and Italian ingredients – of course with a balanced respect for both worlds.