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Giorgio Diana was born on 04.01.1982 in Cagliari, Italy. He completed his culinary training gaining his valuable skills & qualifications at the culinary school IHK -Munich

He then gained his first working experiences in Sardinia in Hotel such as The Sofitel with executive chef Giuseppe Diana.

At the age of 17, he moved to Germany to further his gastronomic repertoire by studying German, French, Japanese & Molecular Cuisine above all of this he also gained his culinary Instructor License with the IHK in Munich.

During his time in Munich, he worked for some of the most famous Michelin awarded chefs, Chef Bobby Breuer, Giovanni Marchesani, and Shane McMahon His highlight in Munich was becoming sous chef at the finest Michelin restaurant“Shane” and after becoming Chef de Cuisine at the famous Michelin star Restaurant “Les Cuisiniers “- in 2012/13.

The following year He traveled to Turkey and commenced his international culinary management carrier joining the Rixos Premium Hotel Group located throughout Turkey & Russia, Here he was solely responsible for all the Italian restaurants within the hotel chain.

During this time (2015-2016) he was also awarded “cook of the year” within months of Joining the Rixos, Mryia Hotel located in Crimea, Russia, as well as being nominated in The Best Chef Awards list.

He is also a member of the Maître Rôtisseurs by Chaîne des Rôtisseurs and official international judge for the “WORLDCHEFS” (WACS) judging international culinary competitions and advising gastronomic institutions.

Following his success in Turkey & Russia, He was offered the opportunity to join the Pier 88 group in Egypt as corporate executive chef of the group, being awarded the best restaurant in Egypt 3 years in a row & awarded the best Head Chef 2019 of the whole African continent also back-to-back nominations in 2017-18 from The Best Chef Awards.

At the end of 2019, he moved to Amman, Jordan to oversee the opening of the overly successful project called SOLAYA, which under Chef Giorgio Diana’s direction was awarded the accolade of becoming the best restaurant in Jordan within such a very short period, surprising the local critics and astonishing the international patrons.

With such a success story, he has now been presented with the amazing opportunity to move back to Cairo for his latest venture, becoming a partner with Dr. Ahmed el Beltagy (son of the previous Egyptian minister of tourism). Dr. Ahmed el Beltagy and Chef Giorgio Dana opened together a new fine dining concept called “Lucida” in Cairo and Sahel.

In June 2023 he decide to return to his favorite country which is Asia and opened in July in Taiwan/Kaohsiung a fine dining restaurant called Casa Fontana by Giorgio Diana inside the luxurious 5 stars” hotel Eda Royal” where he will be the executive chef.

Giorgio's culinary style is firmly rooted in his Mediterranean heritage, combining traditional & modern techniques with Asian flavors and a touch of molecular cuisine.

Chef Giorgio Diana is also the C.E.O. & Founder of Dinner incredible, a fantastic culinary event that take place 4 times a year around the world with the best chefs in the world , with the concept “Play global, eat local" to support the local farms after the Corona pandemic. On 13 of December 2022 chef Giorgio Diana reach the number 28 in the world by 50 top Italy (Best Italian chefs and “chef of the year 2022”.

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