Francesco Picaro

Francesco Picaro

Executive chef at The Westin Cairo Golf Resort & Spa, Katameya Dunes
Lives in Cairo, Egypt

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About me

Executive Chef I bring many years 'of international culinary experience from 2 Michelin-starred restaurants in Italy with Antonio Sciullo
I was appointed best fine dining cuisine chef in Rome from New York Times.
I have been experience as a private chef, in many TV program in Italy.
Participated in major international events with International Catering Relais Le Jardin.

I had worked for prestigious international luxury hotels in Middle East, Africa and Asia
I am well qualified and trained in the culinary/hospitality field and am highly skilled and experienced in developing and managing F&B from fine dining, all day dinning, banquet, and corporate events
My expertise includes food and beverage operations, staff management, restaurant concept development restaurant start-ups, and implementation of hotel operating procedures.
A culinary innovator, I am known for producing top quality, creative products, and contributing to revenue growth while simultaneously reducing operating costs.
I am a flexible, adaptable person who can think outside the square and I employ a good amount of creativity in my work, with self-motivation, initiative and strong and effective communication and practical skills.
As Executive chef, I have negotiated and secured the best available products, mentored and developed high performing teams and raised the levels of guest satisfaction.
I have the natural ability to think quickly in all situations. Through strategic planning I stay focused on key goals, delivering first class customer service and positive outcomes for the business.
A skilled team manager, I am able to lead and challenge a diverse group of staff, mentoring and developing high performing teams.

Francesco Picaro.


2 years and 11 months

  • Executive chef

    The Westin Cairo Golf Resort & Spa, Katameya Dunes - Cairo, Egypt

    F&B kitchen
    March 2017 - Now · 2 years and 11 months


Currently studying


2 languages

  • English

    Native or fluent

  • Italian

    Native or fluent

Personal information


  • Italian

Date of birth

March 14th 1978

Driving License



11 skills

  • Basic finance
  • Collaboration
  • fine dinning
  • food cost
  • Good team work
  • Highly adaptable
  • Italian food
  • multi-skilled
  • multitasker
  • self organized
  • team managment

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