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Our Story

PortoFino Home & Kitchen was started by husband and wife team, Alberto Del Valle and Jenny Liu. They believe the opportunity to run a business they are passionate about and offer useful and attractive kitchen and home products to people all around the world is a blessing that God has bestowed upon them.

Alberto's Journey...

Alberto is the son of Cuban immigrants to the US, and a first-generation American. He has a passion for food, cooking and discovering how people from different cultures gather, share and live life.

In 1998, Alberto arrived in the picturesque city of Montreux, Switzerland where he studied in one of the world's premier Swiss Hotel Management universities.
Studying and working in Switzerland opened his eyes to the prospects of developing an international career in the hospitality industry.  It was the beginning of his education into the world of luxury hotels, white-glove fine dining, European gourmet traditions, wines and viniculture and the inner workings of the European 5-Star luxury hotel industry.

After working for several 5-Star Hotels in Switzerland, France, U.S., Thailand, South Korea and China, Alberto co-founded PortoFino Home & Kitchen along with his wife and business partner, Jenny Liu.

Jenny's Journey...

Originally from northern China, Jenny, the youngest of 3 children, had a deep longing to discover and travel the world. In her mid-20's she set her sights on Japan and spared no effort in making her dream of discovering the world come true.

Having the opportunity to pursue her University studies abroad, she study and lived in Osaka, Japan for 6 years and obtained her bachelor's degree in International Cultural Studies. It was there, in Japan, that she cultivated her deep appreciation for unique, beautiful and natural elements in design. Known for its focus on detail, the Japanese culture made a deep and lasting impression in Jenny's life.

PortoFino Home & Kitchen

As far as she can remember, Jenny always had a dream of some day becoming an entrepreneur and and owning her own small business. After Jenny and Alberto married, her dream came true when they decided to dive-in head first with all their time, energy and resources and create their own company.

 

In 2015, Jenny and Alberto launched PortoFino Home & Kitchen, a lifestyle home decor and kitchen accessory brand creating products with a focus on premium quality materials, innovative design and functionality.