October 2011 – January 2012 (4 months)
Executive Chef at ROCCOFORTE HOTELS Europe
Verdura Golf Resort and Spa, a 5-star luxury 203 Room hotel in Sciacca, Sicily, servicing a VIP clientele base, one of Europe’s most exciting new resorts, located on the south coast of Sicily near the seaside town of Sciacca. Recently picked by Conde Nast Traveller to appear on their 2010 Hot List, the resort offers discreet exclusivity that few places can match.
Reporting: direct to General Manager A Fulvio Pierangelini, consultancy operation for fine dining
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: introduction of HACCP Procedures Review of food suppliers and prices
to achieve a drop of 12% food cost.