Giulio Sturla

Giulio the chef-owner of Roots Restaurant was born in Chile and raised in Ecuador. He travelled extensively in Americas and worked in world renowned restaurant Mugaritz in Spain before coming to New Zealand. Giulio and his partner Christy Martin opened Roots Restaurant in Lyttelton after the devastating earthquake 2011. Roots was created with a belief that a restaurant can start up from passion, commitment and determination. The main emphasis is the quality of ingredients, the stories behind the food and presenting the true flavours. Roots won the Restaurant of the Year and Innovation of the Year Award 2015 at Cuisine Awards and is the driving force behind ConversatioNZ, the new movement in food industry.