Execuitive Chef

As you would expect in a 5-star luxury resort, the dining experience is a top priority


The Bay of Many Coves Chefs

With such an abundance of New Zealand’s world-class produce to choose from in the Marlborough region, we offer fine dining that is truly exceptional.

Our Argentinian-born Executive Chef, Francisco Fioriti, draws upon his wealth of cross-continental experience both in America, Europe and here in New Zealand. Always ambitious, he began his career in 2007 at the Sonnenalp in Vail, Colorado, with a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.

Keen to refine his skills, Francisco actively pursued opportunities to connect with new cultural styles and approaches. During two seasons in the UK, he not only enjoyed consecutive promotions, but also was an integral member of the teams that secured 3 Rosettes at two award-winning restaurants, including the Michelin recommended Restaurant 23.

However, having tasted the beauty of life in New Zealand, Francisco found its lure irresistible. Following his time with us here as a Sous Chef during the 2013/14 season, he moved on to Wellington’s renowned Capitol city restaurant, before travelling south to the exacting standards of the Fiordland Lodge in Te Anau.

Fired with a passion for sourcing the freshest premium ingredients and to push the boundaries of culinary flair, Francisco has returned to share his love for the Bay of Many Coves with our guests.


“I cannot think of anywhere in the world more rewarding to explore the art of cuisine that truly awakens the senses. Inspired by my own family of artists and artisans, to me creativity is second nature and the perfect reflection of this beautiful New Zealand landscape.”

Francisco Fioriti, Executive Chef