Mine & Yours Group, a luxury hospitality management company based in Italy which operates globally, has welcomed Vito Mollica as Executive Chef of Chic Nonna. The first concept restaurant is scheduled to open its doors to guests in DIFC Dubai in September, featuring an Italian osteria gourmet on the ground floor and a Lounge Bar on the first floor with views of Downtown Dubai and Burj Khalifa.
Born in the south of Italy and a veteran of international 5-star hotels, Vito Mollica worked in Prague, in the Netherlands, in the United Kingdom, prior to return to his homeland. In November 2011, the restaurant in Firenze he worked for as Executive Chef received the first Michelin star and two years later he received the award Dish of the Year from the renowned Guida dell’Espresso. In 2014 he was Chef of the Year according to the restaurant guide of the major Italian business newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore.
Chef Vito Mollica’s cooking style is defined by inspiring and preserving the original flavours of fresh ingredients as well as smoothly combining Italian tradition with an international twist. In his new capacity, he will act also as Corporate Directory of Culinary, showcasing his intensive knowledge on culinary, f&b and staff management.