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Team 2020-05-06T12:51:58+02:00
Jeroen head chef Novanta

JEROEN CAPPENDIJK

Head Chef - Limoncellomaker - Dean of the Novanta Food academy - Novanta's favourite pessimist

What is your most bizarre / cool talent
Singing Frank Sinatra. I am working up quite a reputation on our impromptu Karaoke evenings!

What is your favourite thing about Gello
The view into the valley, I can stare at it for ages, and I do, every day

Your favourite Italian dish
That’s a difficult one, there is so much, but I would have to go for melanzane alla parmigiana, both to eat and to make it

What is your worst habit
Getting grumpy when things do not exactly go like as I had planned them

If you could be a Fantasy film character, who would you be
Its sounds simple but I dream a lot about being James bond, the suits, the cars, cocktails and the women!

ANNE VORTMANN (ANNIE)

Booking + Communications Guru - Admin + Planning Expert - Spreader of Positive Vibes - Obsessive Tidier

What is your most bizarre / cool talent
I can adapt very quickly to situations, changes and see the positive side of it

What is your favourite thing about Gello
Meeting new people, the stories we share and of course the beautiful view and nature

Your favourite Italian dish
Risotto!!! With whatever you want to throw in there

What is your worst habit
People have said I am not very good in time management … might be my “Mexican” side

If you could be a Fantasy film character, who would you be
Puh, difficult one … I think I’ll go with Daenerys from Game of Thrones, flying around on a dragon must be so cool

Anne Team Member
Mart

MART HIJMANS

Building + Developing Whirlwind - Photomaking Genius - #1 Novanta Enjoyer

What is your most bizarre / cool talent
People have called me the “human Swiss army-knife”, love to learn new things and finding a solution to any challenge

What is your favourite thing about Gello
Being part of our beautiful valley in Italy and creating a unique experience for our guests together with the team

Your favourite Italian dish
There are many but spaghetti allo scoglio is definitely in the top 3!

What is your worst habit
Eager to jump to the next project before the last one is finished

If you could be a Fantasy film character, who would you be
– Macgyver, for obvious reasons…
– Madmartigan, in the movie Willow. If they would let me, I would run around swinging my sword on the back of a mighty steed. And I have a soft spot for little people….

IGOR SANCISI

Concept Creating Machine - Project & Business Development Mastermind - Chief Novanta Taste Tester

What is your most bizarre / cool talent
I can get people to do the craziest stuff and I do a great sales pitch at funerals

What is your favourite thing about Gello
That we can enjoy the whole valley and everything that grows, lives and is built in it

Your favourite Italian dish
The strozzapreti (prieststranglers) in tomatosauce my aunt Iride used to make. The sauce had two ingredients, olive oil and her own home grown tomatoes.

What is your worst habit
The one I can mention in polite company is falling asleep while talking in the middle of a sentence

If you could be a Fantasy film character, who would you be
Chewbacca, mainly because he fits in the Starwars adventures I play out with my kids

Igor Sancisi
Amy

AMY CARR (+NEL)

Nature geek - Sustainability Nagger - Creator, Designer + Maker - Animal Rescuer

What is your most bizarre / cool talent
I can pick things up with my toes and touch my nose with my tongue

What is your favourite thing about Gello
The bird song, the secret ancient gardens, the wilderness nature + the endless possibilities

Your favourite Italian dish
Spaghetti Vongole and a glass of Vermentino, hands down

What is your worst habit
Constantly attempting to turn our hotel into a rescue centre of un-rescuable creatures, much to the frustration of my colleagues!

If you could be a Fantasy film character, who would you be
Merida in Brave, and yes I mean the Disney character! I just need the red curls and perhaps work on my archery skills and I am there

LEONARD CRIJNS

Team Whip Weilder - Adventure Creator - Limit Pusher - Storyteller

What is your most bizarre / cool talent
I have been known to host a wine tasting for 2 hours, and not once really talk about wine … the stories I did tell however were unforgettable

What is your favourite thing about Gello
The location is so remote, so isolated, that the possibilities really are limitless

Your favourite Italian dish
Leo “Cereals with yogurt,” … Amy “That’s not Italian Leo” … Leo “Ok Italian Cereals with Yogurt!”

What is your worst habit
I turn everything into a competition!

If you could be a Fantasy film character, who would you be
Batman – Everybody knows him, but he is just a normal guy with glasses!

Leonard