Marco was born in Milan, Italy in August 1968 and attended the Caterina de Medici Catering School in Desenzano, Lake Garda, Italy.
He started at the Hotel Lido International in Desenzano as a Commis in 1985 and from there worked in various Italian hotels and restaurants in areas like Padenghe, Treviso, Venice, Tonezza, San Martino di Castrozza, Florence, Siena, Parma and Perugia. He also did culinary weeks with Marchesi Frescobaldi in Austria and Germany. Added to his Italian experience, he also worked aboard a cruise ship, in a 3 Michelin-starred restaurant in France as well as in restaurants in London, UK.
Marco is fluent in 4 languages (Italian, English, French and Spanish) and conversant in another 2 (Portuguese and German).
Since October 2003, he has been the Executive Chef of Daphne’s Restaurant within the Elegant Hotels Group which operates 5 properties along with Daphne’s (The House, Colony Club, Tamarind, Crystal Cove and Turtle Beach).
Daphne’s is a modern Italian restaurant which utilizes locally and internationally sourced produce in the creation of their menus. Marco’s vast knowledge and experience allows for creative usage of local produce in ways that it may not have been previously used in Barbados.
As such, Swiss ice-cream maker PacoJet is proud to have Marco as an Ambassador for their machine in Barbados. This is thanks to his innovative recipes such as Sweet Potato and Vanilla Ice Cream.