Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou has appointed
Giancarlo Di Francesco as Executive Chef.
Giancarlo was born and raised not far from the Adriatic coast
of Italy, in a region crowded with vineyards and olive groves.
his career in Italy working for independent restaurants until he
had the opportunity to open a restaurant at Four
Seasons in Tokyo in 1992. From there he left to pursue other opportunities
and hone his Asian cooking skills before returning to the company.
In 2004, Giancarlo returned to Four Seasons the company's former
hotel in Tokyo at Chinzan-So as Executive Sous Chef. A few years
later he was the part of the opening team for the first Four
Seasons in India at Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai as Executive Chef.
In 2010, he started to explore the Middle East and assumed the
role of Executive Chef at Four Seasons Hotel Doha and since 2015
has been in Abu Dhabi, where he helped to open the Four Seasons
Hotel Abu Dhabi.
“It is my
honour to join Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou,” said Giancarlo.
“Guangzhou is famous for its cuisine, and I always believe that
the world may be changing but good food is not. I wish that I can
bring local gourmets a delightful dining experience.”