InterContinental Bali Resort recently welcomed two highly talented new additions to their kitchen brigades. Italian Chef Egidio Latorraca has assumed responsibility for the kitchen of Bella Cucina while Chef Setyo Widjonanto brings over 20 years of Japanese culinary experience to KO.
Chef Egidio Latorraca
Egidio is a graduate from the Istituto Amerigo Vespucci
and a Certified Master Chef of Italian Cuisine. His reputation for outstanding cuisine has paved a career path that has brought him from his native Italy to Europe, Australia and Asia.
A passionate traveler, Chef Egidio is happiest when he is exploring new destinations and sampling authentic cuisine. He believes that good food has the power to unite – be it the street delicacies of a traditional marketplace to the award-winning dishes of a star-rated restaurant.
At Bella Cucina
, Chef Egidio shares the dining traditions of his native Italy via a repertoire of dishes infused with his own modernist twist. He has upgraded the menu of the already popular Italian restaurant situated on Jimbaran Bay to include cuisine that celebrates seasonal flavors and evokes emotion.
Chef Setyo Widjonanto
Chef Setyo is an Indonesian chef who has trained under the guidance of some of Japan’s finest chefs. Since 2005, he has worked exclusively at various outlets of the internationally renowned Nobu restauran
t chain specializing in modern Japanese cuisine.
Well-versed in the art of preparing sushi, sashimi
, Chef Setyo is meticulous about the quality of food that is served from his kitchen.
Understanding that Japanese cuisine is truly a feast for the senses, every dish he prepares must take the diner on a journey that both pleases the palate and is visually appealing.
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