The Kitchen Heats Up with Chef Marco Torre as the Newest Culinary Addition at Park Hyatt Saigon

Top Quote Newly appointed Executive Sous Chef, Marco Torre, leads the way to Italian indulgence at Opera and global dining for Events. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 18, 2012 - With 14 years of extensive culinary experience, Park Hyatt Saigon is pleased to announce the appointment of Marco Torre as the new Executive Sous Chef in charge of the Italian restaurant, Opera, and the Events Kitchen.

    From Sanremo, Italy, Chef Marco began his culinary career working in a number of Michelin-star restaurants throughout different regions of Italy, from Garda Lake to Porto Cervo. Starting as a Commis de Cuisine, Chef Marco worked his up way up to Sous Chef de Cuisine, honing his craft and earning his reputation for refined Italian food and professionalism within his cooking domain.

    Making a continental leap, Chef Marco decided to take his first post in Asia with Grand Hyatt Hong Kong in 2006. He spent five years at the legendary restaurant, Grissini, and one year in charge of the Banquets and Events Kitchen. He now brings his creative mastery to two kitchens at Park Hyatt Saigon, maintaining Opera's iconic Italian cuisine, and custom tailoring Asian and international menus for catered events.

    Dedicated to delivering new gastronomic pleasure to guests, Chef Marco's cooking-style features novel combinations of ingredients, while paying homage a very authentic way of food preparation.
    Surprising guests with aesthetic appeal, he orchestrates different cultural flavours inspired by his world travels.

    Chef Marco's goal is to maintain Park Hyatt Saigon's position as the premier and most innovative destination for dining in Ho Chi Minh City. In leading the highly competitive market for restaurants in Saigon, outside catering and banquet service, his experience will lead to new creations and continue the hotel's commitment to culinary excellence.

    Chef Marco has implemented a new seasonal la carte menu, and will continue to debut a new menu every two weeks to bring even more variety and culinary flourish to Ho Chi Minh City.

    For reservations, please visit our Dining and Entertainment website or call us at +84 8 3520 2357.

    About Park Hyatt Saigon

    Park Hyatt Saigon, a 244-room hotel, is a central landmark in Ho Chi Minh City, located within walking distance to the business district and various cultural and historical sites. It features French colonial inspired rooms; a pillar-less ballroom with a drive-in vehicular access; two award-winning restaurants - Opera, serving Italian cuisine and Square One, serving Vietnamese seafood and Western steak. The hotel is also host to 2 Lam Son, the contemporary bar known for its stylish ambience and signature cocktails, and Xuan Spa, the tranquil retreat set amidst a tropical garden and an outdoor pool. Reservations for Park Hyatt Saigon may be made by calling +84 8 3824 1234 or visiting

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