Alessandro Pavoni

Alessandro began his career in Brescia, in Italy’s north, working at Carlo Magno with the famous Iginio Massari and Giuseppe Maffioli. After working in various Michelin star venues such as La Rotonde in France and the two Michelin starred Villa Fiordaliso on Lake Garda, Alessandro broadened his culinary horizons working in Bermuda at the famous Restaurant Lido before moving to Sydney permanently in 2003. He assumed the role of Executive Chef at the Park Hyatt in 2005, managing a team of over 30 chefs. In 2009, Alessandro’s dream of owning his own restaurant became a reality with Ormeggio at The Spit. Ormeggio at The Spit received 2 SMH Chefs Hats in 2013 and has since maintained this prestigious rating, also appearing on Australia’s most loved cooking show, MasterChef. Crave international food festival 2012 noted that Alessandro is “one of the few Australian chefs exploring the cutting edge of contemporary Italian cuisine” and this continues to be so. Today Alessandro has four successful restaurants (Ormeggio at The Spit, Via Alta, Sotto Sopra and Chiosco by Ormeggio) with Sotto Sopra recently being awarded 1 SMH Chefs Hat. He has written an authoritative Cookbook “A Lombardian Cookbook”, leads gourmet tours throughout Italy and is an executive committee member of CIRA, Council of Italian Restaurants of Australia.

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