Grand Hyatt Shenzhen has recently appointed Giulioantonio Di Sabato as Executive Sous Chef. He is responsible for the culinary operation of La Terrazza and the 2021 Black Pearl Restaurant Guide one-diamond restaurant Belle-Vue Grill.
Chef Giulio was born in Turin, northwest Italy. Inspired by traditional Italian food culture as well as sophisticated sensibilities, Chef Giulio started his culinary career with a great deal of enthusiasm. He first earned a diploma in Hospitality at Istituto Alberghiero Giuseppina Colombatto in Italy. Then, he decided to enhance his professional skills by receiving further training at the University of Gastronomic Sciences. This was crucial in his career, as he developed a huge awareness about food sustainability and about the importance of biodiversity. He was mentored by Carlin Petrini, the President of Slow Food and founder of the university where he studied.
In the past 15 years, Chef Giulio has been to Canada, Italy, Denmark, Spain, Indonesia and many other countries around the world to work in several Michelin-starred restaurants and luxury hotel restaurants. He later became familiar with Chinese restaurants in Shanghai and was appointed as Executive Chef in famous Western restaurant, LAGO, of Bellagio by MGM Shanghai.
As a professional chef who sets high standards for himself, Chef Giulio has always believed in culinary fundamentals such as elegance, culture, knowledge and creativity. He has been deeply immersed in this golden rule throughout his long career, and it is something he constantly practices. With his rich professional knowledge and experience, in conjunction with the philosophy of "Thoughtfully sourced, carefully served," Chef Giulio is especially focused on dishes combining local Chinese ingredients and using Western culinary techniques, which is seen to bring a distinct and captivating dining experience to local diners and lovers of Western gourmet cuisine in town. At the same time, La Terrazza will be sourcing the best produce and providing an authentic Italian dining experience with a flair.
In addition, Chef Giulio is expected to lead the hotel culinary team to a new level of professionalism and indulge guests with a refined high-quality dining experience of #LivingGrand.