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Chef Francesco Arena - The Executive Sous Chef

Chef Francesco Acquaviva was born in Rome. He started his career early at 14 years old. Chef Francesco travels around Europe every year to acquire new experiences with passion.

His remarkable determination landed him at the tri-starred Roman restaurant La Pergola. There, Chef Francesco showed all his passion for the sweet side of the meal. 

His passion brought him to Dubai for another experience in 2013. Having fallen in love with the city, he stayed at one of the most famous restaurants in Dubai, Social by Heinz Beck.

Social by Heinz Beck Restaurant Exterior View
Social by Heinz Beck Restaurant Interior

Social by Heinz Beck - Waldorf Astoria, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

Now as the former head chef, the culinary genius takes you on a gastronomic journey through the world of Italian cuisine.

Beef tenderloin “a la Rossini”
Chef Francesco Acquaviva
Chef Francesco Acquaviva
Sea bass with winter vegetable
The flower pot.. Spring vegetables with almond biscuits

Chef Francesco now works in one of the most magnificent hotels in Bangkok, Thailand. The Four Seasons Hotel boasts not only luxurious accommodations. They also bring exquisite dining experience crafted by the skilled hands of Chef Francesco. He joined the renowned hotel in 2023 as the Executive Sous Chef. Chef Francesco has then been instrumental in elevating the culinary journey of guests to unparalleled heights. 

He proudly announced his new endeavor on his Instagram post with a caption:

"Maglia da titolare - Official jersey at Four seasons Bangkok 😍😍😍"

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Chef Francesco is enjoying his Syosaku knives, and here is his honest review about them:

"They are very well done, nice balance, comfort handle, and super sharp."

Chef Francesco Acquaviva, Executive Sous Chef, Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok

Engraved Gyuto Knife for Chef Francesco Acquaviva
Engraved Gyuto Knife for Chef Francesco Acquaviva

In addition to his knife collection is this sharp and sleek Gyuto Knife! It has a thin and smooth blade that reflects light and glides through the air. 

It is engarved with his name in Katakana characters.

As a head chef, he needs the sharpest knife that can cut through various materials with ease and precision. This knife ia an efficient instrument for various tasks and purposes. Aside form that, the handle is ergonomic and comfortable, providing a firm grip and control.


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