Benoli is independently owned by chef patron Oliver Boon who has returned to Norwich after 10 years training in London for some of the best chefs in the country. The list Includes: Bryn Williams, Gordon Ramsay and finally Michel Roux Jr. and Albert Roux at The Landau where Oliver was Head Chef. He was also a finalist in ‘MasterChef Professionals’ in 2012 at the age of just 22.
After travelling extensively around Sicily and Italy as a child he was always going to come back to his memories and love of robust Italian flavours.
The name ‘Benoli’ is made up of Oliver’s name and his brother’s, Ben. The boys had a boat of the same name when they were growing up!