When done right, food can make a powerful emotional connection. That’s why we leverage with nearby suppliers to deliver the highest quality dishes using fresh, local ingredients. But we don’t stop there. Our culinary team loves the challenge of customizing menus that reflect your group’s tastes, no matter if it’s for a boardroom luncheon, an international conference or a family event.


For me, chefs are artists. That’s the philosophy I take to creating spectacular and evocative events for our clients, to take their culinary dreams and convert them into reality.

Marco Riva Executive Chef

Our Team

Marco Violano

Executive Chef
Chef Marco believes that respecting food and its origin is the most important aspect of cooking. This culinary philosophy yields dishes that have purity and simplicity at their core – humble, tasty and authentically Italiano – yet with a creative twist.

“My true calling is in feeding people good food. I want my guests to experience and to feel the love in every bite.”

Portrait photo of smiling Executive Pastry Chef Lorenzo Sollecito wearing uniform

Lorenzo Sollecito

Executive Pastry Chef
A native of Mezzocorona in northeast Italy, Chef Lorenzo’s first culinary memories revolve around helping his grandmother bake apple strudel and biscuits when he was 5 years old. After working his way up from a commis chef to chef de partie in the kitchens of several European hotels and restaurants, it was meeting his mentor, Executive Pastry Chef Domenico di Clemente, at the Michelin-starred Il Palagio at Four Seasons Hotel Firenze that made him realize his heart lies firmly with pastry.

“Nothing should go in front of a guest if we don’t love it ourselves.”

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