Cantina Augusto plc

June 19, 2008 11:30 ET



19 June 2008
                                          CANTINA AUGUSTO PLC
                                 ("CANTINA AUGUSTO" OR "THE COMPANY")
                                  Celebrity Chef Gino D'Acampo joins
                                    Cantina Augusto as a Consultant

The  Board  of Cantina Augusto, the PLUS-quoted restaurant business, is today pleased to announce  the
appointment of Celebrity Chef, Gino D'Acampo as Operations Consultant.

As  a  part  of the Company's new growth strategy, Gino has been appointed to reshape the  operational
running  of  the business.  This will include transforming the menu and redesigning the décor  of  the
restaurant.  The Company is planning to expand its operations and is currently exploring opportunities
to  open a number of new restaurants.  Gino D'Acampo's involvement with Cantina Augusto will encompass
advising all the restaurants that will operate under the Company's banner.

Gino  is  a  member  of  both  the  Federazione Italiana Cuochi  (Federation  of  Italian  Chefs)  and
Associazione Professionale Cuochi Italiani (Association of professional Italian chefs).  He has worked
for  a number of top restaurants in Europe including Perignon in Nice, Sylvester Stallone's Mambo King
in Marbella, The Orchard Restaurant in Hampstead and the Cambio Restaurant in Guildford.

Gino  is no stranger to television where he has made many guest appearances on Saturday Kitchen, Ready
Steady Cook and Daily Cooks, to name a few.  He also had his own shows, including Chef vs. Britain for
ITV and two series of An Italian in Mexico for UKTV Food.

In  addition  'Fantastico', Gino's first cookbook, hit the shelves in 2007  and  won  the  prestigious
Gourmand  Award for international Best Italian cookbook of the year.  His second book  is  due  to  be
released in October 2008.

CEO  of  Cantina Augusto, Adriano Bernabei, commented: "We are delighted to welcome such a prestigious
chef  to Cantina Augusto and we look forward, with Gino's help, to taking the Company into a new  era.
I  feel  that  this  partnership will cook up a storm within the hospitality  industry.   This  is  an
exciting time for us."

               The Directors of the Company accept responsibility for this announcement.



CANTINA AUGUSTO                                   TEL:  020 7242 3246
Adriano Bernabei

FISHER CORPORATE PLC                              TEL:  020 7388 7000
Gary Miller

BISHOPSGATE COMMUNICATIONS LTD                    TEL:  020 7562 3350
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