CAMPAIGN DIARY: St Luke’s loses another Buonaguidi as papa is kicked out of kitchen

While many will be mourning the departure of the St Luke’s creative director, Dave Buonaguidi, to Channel 4, others at the agency are mourning a far more serious loss.

While many will be mourning the departure of the St Luke’s creative

director, Dave Buonaguidi, to Channel 4, others at the agency are

mourning a far more serious loss.



Buonaguidi’s dad, Franco, has been a regular figure at the agency’s

Holborn offices since it opened its swish staff canteen two years ago.

While the agency does employ a full-time chef, Franco was always on hand

to make sure his eldest son had his full intake of pasta and relished

his hours in the kitchens, not to mention the time he spent flirting

with the St Luke’s babes.



After a career running restaurants in London, Buonaguidi senior retired

in 1990. Then, after six years of daytime TV, he was overjoyed when his

son invited him into St Luke’s to help in the kitchens.



However, St Luke’s, being a co-operative, held a vote a couple of months

ago and decided that Buonaguidi’s dad had to go to make way for two

younger chefs.



Naturally, both Buonaguidis are devastated. Buonaguidi junior, told

Campaign: ’It’s been awful since dad was ousted. I understand that it

was decided fairly, but he’s my dad. I’ve lost so much weight since he’s

been gone.’



Buonaguidi senior is similarly despondent. ’It was fun to be there, and

it was a good kitchen, but I’m sad not to be there now. They said maybe

I can come back occasionally. But who’s looking after my boy now? I’m

bored. There’s only so much Jackanory and Blue Peter you can watch, even

after what’s happened on Blue Peter now.’



Offers for the culinary skills of Buonaguidi senior are welcome.



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