Chef de Cuisine
Gennaro Vitto, 28 years old from Apulia, takes with enthusiasm and great sense of responsibility this important and prestigious position, rich in international experiences acquired over the years, mainly in France.
He started in the laboratory of his father Franco, great "artisan of taste" in Bari, in the traditional family's ice cream shop. This is the first experience of extraordinary importance but Gennaro already felt the need to face, understand and try out different styles, to interpret the culture of taste.Divided between school and job, he started to live properly his region and his town . In 1998 he began by Raffaele Digiuseppe, at that time Executive Chef in the luxurious Sheraton "Nicolaus" (5 * L) and still a great interpreter of Mediterranean cuisine. Here burst "passion" that will lead him in 1999 to Milan, in the kitchen of the famous "Giannino" directed by Antonio Marangi "a different chef, a great man who first welcomed me as a child” says Gennaro “I was not yet of age, he taught me the importance of dedication and perseverance for a whole year."Then he went aboard the "Timeless Temple of Gastronomy ." He made his debut at the historic "Royal Monceau Hotel" (5 * L) of Paris, where he worked for almost two years in the starred Italian restaurant (1 * Michelin) "Carpaccio" (from 2000 to 2002). He gained the respect of French colleagues, they gave him confidence and strength to keep on. Then he knew the person that he still consider his foreign adoptive father "Alain Soliveres" Chef of the great "Taillevent" (3 * Michelin), he is a serious charismatic man who, form the 2002 to 2004, recommend him, reproaches him, and finally lets him go to "Alain Ducasse" (3 * Michelin), where he remained from 2004 to 2005. Then he worked with "Yannich Alleno" (3 * Michelin), at the time the most fashionable hotel, where he reached the position of junior sous chef (from 2005 to 2007).This was the last experience in French, after seven years of extreme sensations, Gennaro says: "after all these years I could not get away from Paris, I was interested in anything outside of that environment. Who helped me come out this situation was "Olivier Guyon," the historic right-hand man of "Soliveres", who took me with him at the beginning of 2007 in a beautiful restaurant set in the early twentieth century, seafood's gourmets of the capital preferred place, "Maison Prunier," (2 * michelin), and he remained there until March 2008 as a junior sous chef. His willingness and openness brought him for a year and half in Spain, between Barcelona and Madrid, attracted by the different trends that he wants to know more. He came back to Italy where he showed his skills by "Damiano Nigro," here he stayed for two years, from 2008 to 2010. In 2011 he returned to Milan where he seeks for solutions that go beyond the strict sense of gastronomic luxury. He focused on olfactory sensations, on the perfumes, he wanted to be part of research laboratories in food sector, and here he met Professor "Fernando Tateo" Professor of Food Science and Technology University of Milan, who immediately told him: "dear Gennaro here we can not tell people lies, then consider how we can really be helpful to the people and you'll have all our real support".So the experiments in laboratories have begun, the first collaborations between science and cooking with teaching appointments in food companies linked to universities, in research and development, that moved his centre of gravity from a purely hedonistic tendencies to the melting between the study criteria and aesthetics . His experience, his knowledge, let him accept, in February 2012, the proposal of the Montresor family as Chef de Cuisine in the elegant setting of Villa del Quar:
“My most frequent thoughts are those related to the ability to make concepts concrete, to join different and distant worlds together, it is for me a desire just create the true luxury”