The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Welcomes Chef Mauro Bellodi
The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali takes great pleasure to announce the recent appointment of Mr. Mauro Bellodi as Executive Chef. He has arrived in Bali direct from a 2 year stint as Executive Sous Chef at The Westin Beijing Financial Street, China.
A native of Italy, Chef Mauro has packed a lot of different experiences into his culinary career. Upon graduating from a reputable Hotel & Tourism Institute, he enjoyed a succession of positions with several boutique hotels that enabled him to perfect his skills.
Chef Mauro then spent time in the Caribbean before returning home to open his own fine dining Italian restaurant. Embracing his hotel roots, he later accepted an appointment as Executive Sous Chef for Hotel Ramada Ticinum Malpensa, Oleggio, Italy.
An opening at the Four Seasons saw him relocate to Doha, Qatar and later transfer internally to Mahé, Seychelles. Chef Mauro’s next challenge was a pre-opening role with Gioia Resort, Maldives where he was responsible for recruiting staff and creating menus for five Food & Beverage outlets.
Chef Mauro has his own distinctive style of dress for the workplace and is known affectionately as the ‘Chef in Black’ amongst his peers. He is currently the Vice President of the Italian Chefs Association worldwide and takes great pride in his culinary heritage.
Passionate about all food genres, Chef Mauro is particularly excited about the abundance of seafood and fresh ingredients that are available in Bali. He is well aware of the island’s evolving culinary scene and its incredible diversity, which he hopes to emulate. Chef Mauro has inherited an extremely talented local team and he is looking forward to the whole exchange of knowledge and the sharing process that goes on in the kitchen.
“Chef Mauro will certainly strengthen the resort’s Food & Beverage positioning. His arrival follows the recent launch of Prego, a Westin themed restaurant that puts the fun back into Italian dining. Chef Mauro’s input will be invaluable to ensure the authenticity of all dishes served on a daily basis as well as at our weekly Family Brunch. Guests can also expect to see some positive changes at all of our restaurant venues in the near future with revitalized menus and special dining promotions,” comments Mr. Bipan Kapur, Managing Director of The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali.