Alice Noel Fabi
Alice Noel Fabi combines her Italian roots with an intimate knowledge of international food cultures and invaluable connections within the culinary industry as creative director for Bellina Alimentari. Born in Trieste Italy, from an Italian father and Australian mum, Alice moved to the United Kingdom at the age of 18 to attend Brighton University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in international hospitality management. During her studies, Alice furthered her hospitality experience at several different restaurants, including Sketch by Pierre Gagnaire, and catered events for esteemed clientele such as the British royal family. It was during this time that Alice gained a deep knowledge of both front and back of house operations, learning how to work under pressure and strengthening her organizational skills, customer relations expertise and culinary abilities.
Upon completing her undergraduate degree, Alice wanted to explore food in a broader and more innovative way. She entered the master’s program in food culture and communication at the prestigious University of Gastronomic Sciences in Piedmont, Italy. This program focuses on all steps of the food production and consumption chain, taking into account social, environmental, qualitative, economical and political aspects. Here, Alice developed an understanding of food from its agricultural production origins to its industrial transformation, distribution and commercialization, with particular attention paid to sustainability and preservation of biodiversity and traditional knowledge. As a result, Alice now links gastronomy to agriculture, food and wine, tourism, product marketing, education and the promotion of regional culinary traditions. After obtaining her master’s degree, Alice became the didactic study trip planner for the University of Gastronomic Sciences and has been organizing educational excursions to discover local gastronomies in Morocco, Mexico, South Africa, USA, Ethiopia, Thailand and many Italian regions and European countries in recent years. Fluent in Italian, English, Spanish and French, Alice was responsible for all translations in addition to the academic guidance of the students and logistical details of these tours. In this role, Alice created a strong network of contacts, from top-quality producers, chefs and restaurateurs to educational institutions, many of whom will aid her in bringing imported goods to Bellina Alimentari. Throughout her extensive education and short career, Alice has achieved a unique ability to take into account the social and cultural context of the market she operates in and will uses these talents to bring a truly authentic Italian dining experience to Atlanta’s Ponce City Market.