Chef Domenico Cicchetti Joins Portofino at The Venetian Macao

Domenico to lead the culinary team at the signature Italian restaurant

(Macao, July 13, 2016) – The Venetian® Macao is pleased to announce the appointment of Domenico Cicchetti as Senior Chef for its award-winning Italian restaurant Portofino. In his new role, Chef Cicchetti will lead the culinary team and bring innovation to the dining experience of the integrated resort’s signature restaurant.

“We are delighted to have the talented Chef Domenico Cicchetti joining Portofino at The Venetian Macao,” said Charles Newland, senior vice president of food and beverage and director of Paiza operations for Sands China Ltd. “With his international experience in culinary arts, we are sure that Chef Cicchetti will bring a new refreshing dining experience to our guests.”

Originally from the southern region of Abruzzo in Italy, Chef Cicchetti has extensive experience in cooking not only his native Italian cuisine, but also cuisines from around the world. He has worked in various cities including Chengdu and Beijing in China, São Paulo in Brazil and London in the UK, leaving his culinary footprints in international hotel groups such as Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Swire Hotels and Gaia Group Hong Kong. He has also worked in several fine dining Michelin-star and award-winning restaurants include TIVANO Italian Restaurant, which was listed as one of the “15 Best Restaurants to Eat” on world-wide in 2015.

Chef Domenico Cicchetti

The Venetian Macao’s signature Italian restaurant Portofino

Photo caption: The Venetian Macao has appointed Chef Domenico Cicchetti as Senior Chef for its signature Italian restaurant Portofino.


About The Venetian® Macao

Opened in 2007, The Venetian® Macao is Macao's first integrated resort featuring stunning replicas of the famous canals and architectural icons of Venice, Italy. The Venetian Macao features 3,000 suites, 1.2 million square feet (111,000 square metres) of convention and meeting facilities as well as a 15,000-seat Cotai Arena designed for world-class sports events and electrifying entertainment. The Venetian Macao is also home to the unique, 1,800-seat luxury Venetian Theatre, hosting the best in international and Chinese entertainment; more than 30 renowned restaurants; TAIVEXMALO Day Hospital; the incredibly fun QUBE indoor playground and more than 350 retailers at Shoppes at Venetian. Outdoor recreation areas include swimming pools and cabanas and a mini-golf course.


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