Aldo Zilli

Italian-born Aldo Zilli is a celebrity chef and restaurateur who specialises in Italian and seafood cuisine.

Born in 1956 in the small seaside town of Alba Adriatica in the central Italian region of Abruzzo, Aldo has lived in the UK since 1976. He has run many restaurants in London, including Zilli Fish, Signor Zilli, Zilli Green and Zilli Café. He has written over 10 books, including two autobiographies, and has appeared as a guest chef on many cookery and lifestyle TV programmes.

On 24 February 2009, he set the world record for the most times a pancake is flipped in a minute by flipping it 117 times.