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Chef Francesco Cavazzina

Chef Francesco, whose roots are from Chioggia is the head Chef at Splendido, who along with his team of Ladies and Gentlemen ensure that the al fresco restaurant transports guests to Italy here in Dubai. His passion for food started at a young age with the inspiration of his grandmother Nonna Marcellina and mother Gulliana; two very strong women who lived in a small town close to Venice. The family would always take pleasure in preparing intricate feasts every time they had visitors. With the passion of cooking sparked within him, Francesco went on to attend culinary school in Venice and worked in Le Calandre, which was the 16th best restaurant in the world in 2007 and 2008. He continued to work alongside a number of well recognized Michelin-star chefs to learn from their techniques and unique use of ingredients. From 2011, Chef Francesco has been an integral part of the opening teams for various leading Italian restaurants in Dubai. Bringing with him a wealth of culinary experience at Splendido, he is quick to suggest recommendations based on guest needs and often experiments with the menu to bring in the freshness and variety in the flavors.