Paolo Sari was born in Treviso, Italy, on 15 June 1968. Fascinated by cooking since childhood, he won his first cookery competition when he was only nine years old. After completing his studies, he served his apprenticeship in London under the tutelage of top chefs including Anton Mosimann, brothers Albert and Michel Roux and Pierre Kauffman. He then worked for several important chains —Four Seasons, Peninsula, Kempinski and the Dorchester Group — all part of “The Leading Hotels of The World”, making his way from one continent to another. The different stages of his career match the world’s main culinary hotspots: London, Lausanne, New York, Hollywood, Moscow, Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul, Beijing, Kuala Lumpur and Milan.
After his last position in Asia where he was Culinary Director for an important Nippon-Korean group, he returned to Italy in 2007 to open “The Chedi Milan” (part of the Asian GHM group), the first Urban Resort in Europe. From Milan, he moved to Sardinia where he was appointed Executive Chef at the Chia Laguna Resort: 4 hotels, 700 rooms and 12 restaurants. Thence to Venice and the luxurious surroundings of the San Clemente Palace, a highly-exclusive historic residence on an island in the Venetian lagoon.
Today, the story continues at the Monte-Carlo Beach… For several months Executive Chef Paolo Sari, has endeavored to complete this demanding and substantial process. Today “Elsa”, the gastronomic restaurant at The Monte Carlo Beach, is the first and only gastronomic restaurant in Europe to receive an official organic certification in its most stringent category.