Industry Update
Appointment16 May 2019

Davide Mazzarella

Appointed Chef
At The Rocco Forte Hotel de Rome in Berlin, Germany

 Davide Mazzarella

Berlin - The Rocco Forte Hotel de Rome has a new chef: Davide Mazzarella, 31, is responsible for the culinary concept of the five-star superior hotel at Bebelplatz and the in-house restaurant LA BLANCA.

Davide Mazzarella was born in Italy and discovered his love for cooking while working for his family business in his hometown of Anacapri, in the Gulf of Naples. Also there, he studied at the "Axel Munthe School for Gastronomy and Hospitality". The Restaurant "La Fontelina" on Capri offered him his first position in the culinary field, where he started as a Commis de Cuisine.

2006 was the year Mazzarella came to Germany. He worked as chef in Italian restaurants, amongst others in the "Moreno Carusi" in Berlin. Afterwards, he moved to Kitzbühel, Austria, and then went to Japan to work for the Catering Company CAPRI.

A quick stop as Chef de Partie in the five-star hotel JK Palace Capri - a Small Luxury Hotel of the World (SLH) -he came back to Berlin in 2010. After a short six month-period as Sous Chef in the Restaurant Malatesta at the Gendarmenmarkt, he was promoted to Chef.

Mazzarella's career in the Hotel de Rome started at the end of 2013 in the position of Chef de Partie, and ascended to being Executive Sous Chef in 2015.

Creative Director of Food for Rocco Forte Hotels, Fulvio Pierangelini, collaborates closely with Davide Mazzarella to create the culinary offerings. Pierangelini is a star chef in Italy and, among other things, known thanks to his two-star restaurant "Il Gambero Rosso" in Tuscany.

The Rocco Forte Collection (RF Hotels)

Established by Sir Rocco Forte and sister, Olga Polizzi in 1996, Rocco Forte Hotels is a collection of 13 individual hotels and resorts. All of the hotels are landmarks, both old and new, occupying magnificent buildings in exceptional locations.
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