Lavinia was born in Milan but grew up in Ticino. After studying at the Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland, she worked in both Lugano and Barcelona, eventually supervising the 2 Michelin-starred restaurant MOmentsat Mandarin Oriental. In 2020, she actively participated in the opening of Café de La Plage inside the Geneva Opera House, managing it successfully for three years. Seeking to explore the corporate world, she worked at Migros Genève for almost a year, overseeing two different restaurants. Never completely fulfilled and always eager to contribute more to society, she joined the Refettorio team as General Manager in early 2024, determined to help those in need and make a positive impact!