April 2008 – October 2009 (1 year 7 months)
Executive Chef at STARWOOD HOTELS EAME Division
Hotel Pitrizza, a 5-star luxury hotel in the heart of Porto Cervo, Sardinia, servicing a VIP clientele base.
Reporting: direct to General Manager.
Responsibilities: leading a team of 30 within a 5 Star hotel. In direct charge of the kitchen operations. Manage the P&L of the kitchen and maintaining the highest of standards expected for cuisine.
Achievements: successfully developing, training and driving all members of brigade to new standards. Increasing the GOP of food and beverage revenue by a 14% food cost whilst decreasing expenses yet maintaining guest satisfaction. Implementing training plan for the operation. Spearheading an Italian kitchen to the highest level expected by the astute clientele.