SALVO SARDO

Salvo Sardo, Chef de Cuisine at Ronda Locatelli at Atlantis, The Palm has led an outstanding and diverse career, from working in some of the most prestigious hotels in Sicily to Michelin star restaurants in London. Currently overseeing Ronda Locatelli at Atlantis, The Palm, Sardo drives the menu creation and development of new items in the restaurant while overseeing a large team of 27. His passion for quality and fresh ingredients ensures Ronda Locatelli is consistently leading the way in Italian cuisine in Dubai, forever sourcing new and local suppliers, with the aim of bringing the best of Italy to the UAE. A native of Catania, an ancient port city on Sicily’s east coast, Sardo began cooking at a young age, learning how to source the best in fresh ingredients and cooking traditional Sicilian dishes such as “Maccheroni alla Norma” with his grandmother. Inspired by her passion for food, Sardo began his career as a chef at the young age of 15, making it very difficult for him to find a job. Despite several requests from his father to be a Barber instead, Sardo was lucky enough to secure an internship at a hotel as a kitchen assistant and it was from here that his career began to flourish. Forever following his dream, Sardo worked across several luxury five star hotels in Sicily including the Grand Hotel Baia Verde and fine dining restaurant Bistro Del Porto before saving enough money to find his fortune in London, where a chance meeting with Giorgio Locatelli which was set to change his path forever. Sardo started work under Giorgio’s guidance at the Michelin Star Italian restaurant Locanda in 2009, where he quickly climbed the ranks going from Commis to Junior Sous Chef of the best Italian Restaurant in London in just under 16 months. Together with Giorgio, the duo decided that a move to Giorgio’s second outpost in Dubai would be a good learning curve for Sardo, so in January 2013, he began as Sous Chef, under the patronage of the Chef de Cuisine at the time, Alessandro Bottazzi. It was during this period that Sardo grew most, with the talented Bottazzi providing him with the necessary tools, skills and knowledge to take on Ronda as his own. As of 2015, Sardo is the very proud Chef de Cuisine of Ronda Locatelli, Atlantis, The Palm. Sardo is a member of the Italian Federation of Chefs and of Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, the International Association of Gastronomy.

Chef's Program

Wednesday, 21st November
07:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Ronda Locatelli - Atlantis Hotel, Crescent Road, The Palm Atlantis

THE SUMMIT IN THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN DUBAI - RONDA LOCATELLI

Thursday, 22nd November
07:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Ronda Locatelli - Atlantis Hotel, Crescent Road, The Palm Atlantis

THE SUMMIT IN THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN DUBAI - RONDA LOCATELLI

Friday, 23rd November
07:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Ronda Locatelli - Atlantis Hotel, Crescent Road, The Palm Atlantis

THE SUMMIT IN THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN DUBAI - RONDA LOCATELLI

Tuesday, 20th November
07:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Armani Restaurant - Burj Khalifa - Lobby Level, Armani Hotel - Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd - Dubai

Opening gala dinner “10 years – 10 Michelin starred chefs”