Tempero, a Latin eatery that opened its doors on Karangahape Road in July 2023, is the culmination of Chef Fabio Bernardini's lifelong passion. With the dedicated collaboration of Chef Fabio and his partner Tiffany Low, their combined efforts have materialised into the realisation of his vision.
With an impressive culinary background spanning seven different countries, Chef Fabio Bernardini has honed his skills at some of the world's most esteemed restaurants. He has served as the Executive Sous-Chef at Pujol in Mexico City, which currently holds the number 5 spot on the World's Best 50 list, in conjunction with Best Restaurant in North America. He has also showcased his talent at renowned Michelin-starred establishments, including the distinguished 3-star Saison in San Francisco and the acclaimed 2-star D.O.M in Brazil.
In 2015, Chef Fabio achieved a significant milestone in his culinary career as he emerged as a finalist for the prestigious San Pellegrino Young Chef Latin America competition. In addition to his impressive international culinary career, Chef Fabio has made significant contributions to the culinary scene in Auckland. He has lent his talents to some of the city's renowned restaurants, including The Grove, Meredith's, and Mr Morris.
Through his worldwide culinary journey, Chef Fabio has developed a deep appreciation for the importance of quality ingredients and the flavours they can impart. Incorporating fresh locally-sourced produce into his dishes and drawing inspiration from his Brazilian roots, Chef Fabio creates a unique gastronomic experience that is not only a celebration of Latin authenticity but also a reflection of his commitment to showcasing the best of what Auckland has to offer.
Through his passion, expertise, and unwavering dedication, he has acquired a deep understanding of the local culinary landscape, and it now comes time to proudly present Chef Fabio's latest venture, Tempero.