Published on : Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Mandarin Oriental, Singapore is pleased to announce the appointment of Mario Cittadini as the hotel’s new Executive Chef. Having built a vast repertoire of knowledge and experience of more than 14 years, Chef Mario Cittadini possesses a strong passion for food, wine and travel. His culinary journey began in a small restaurant in his hometown, Arezzo, Italy, before Chef Mario pursued international stints in fine Michelin rated restaurants spanning from Norway, America, Spain and Australia.
An enthusiastic team player, Chef Mario is no stranger to Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group as he was previously from Mandarin Oriental, Taipei where he spent a few years as Chef de Cuisine of the hotel’s renowned Bencotto restaurant. Not only was Chef Mario responsible for daily operations, he also oversaw the restaurant’s award-winning concept and menu development. Today, he leads the highly talented and skilful culinary team as Executive Chef of Mandarin Oriental, Singapore.
Prior to that, Chef Mario proved his leadership capabilities when he took on the role of Executive Sous Chef at The Regent Beijing, China. He was directly overseeing renovation projects which included the hotel’s Italian restaurant as well as the in-room dining and Chinese banquet kitchens. The job provided Chef Mario with a unique skill set of kitchen design, staffing and establishing new operating standards.
“Chef Mario adds a vibrant facet to our exemplary culinary team. With his wealth of expertise and creativity, as well as his pursuit for the finest in gastronomy, we are delighted to welcome him to his new role,” says Mr Christian Hassing, General Manager, Mandarin Oriental, Singapore.