Jumeirah Vittaveli appoints new Executive Chef

Jumeirah Vittaveli

Maldives.net.mv – Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives has appointed Luca Cesarini as its new Executive Chef.

Luca will run Jumeirah Vittaveli’s three main restaurants ‘Mu’, ‘Samsara’ and ‘Fenesse’, ensuring consistent high quality food and service.

Born in Italy, Luca graduated from Erminio Maggia in Stresa, the respected Italian College for Culinary Arts and at the age of 21 he became the Executive Sous-Chef of Il Palio in New York City. He then joined the pre-opening team of the St. Regis Shanghai, China. Previous experience also includes roles as Executive Sous Chef at the Sukhothai Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand and the Pelican Hill Resort in California, USA. 

Luca brings an authentic Mediterranean focus on the freshest ingredients and highest quality local produce into the kitchen to exceed guests’ expectations. Also, using experience gained from cooking Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Vietnamese and Malay cuisine, Luca is known for adding excitement to traditional flavours by using innovative cooking techniques and modern presentation.


Graham Kiy, the General Manager of Jumeirah Vittaveli, said: “We are delighted to welcome Luca to the resort. He brings not only a wealth of experience from around the world, but also the kind of creativity that our hotel guests will relish. His reputation for modernising classic cuisine with international flavours will reinforce Jumeirah Vittaveli’s reputation as a must-visit culinary destination in the Maldives.”

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