Don’t hand a seven-year-old a kitchen knife — unless you’re Lydia Shire, matriarch of Boston’s dining scene. Her son Alex Pineda took his first steps in the kitchen of Shire’s legendary BIBA, where he was making pizzas at seven. He’s since trained at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal in London and Tram Tram Barcelona Spain, also while spending some time in China learning cooking techniques and absorbing the different cultures of speaking food. When working for Wolfgang Puck in LA and at Waterhouse in the New Hampshire mountains he started to put his own spin on things. Pineda spent the past few years at Scampo helping to manage his mother’s legacy. Pineda is both proud of his experiences and looking to carve his own path in his hometown of Marblehead and cannot wait to start his new journey at The Landing.