Raffaello Sparaco: Sous Chef

At the age of 19, Raffaello Sparaco, started his career in the kitchen, joining his father Stefano in China, after he graduated from hotel school. In 2014, together with his father, they did a catering event for the Italian Consulate in Chongqing.  Later Raffaello stayed in InterContinental Chongqing for a month to support the Italian promotion.  In September 2014, he had a pizza stage in La Pizza Napoli in Beijing. After returning from Beijing, Raffaello work with his father again in Qingdao, impressing many diners not only with his interpretation of Italian cuisine but also his unique charm.  In March 2016, Raffaello with his father Stefano, a new chapter in InterContinental Qingdao to deliver his version of Italian cuisine and hospitality in Italiano DOC restaurant. In March 2021, Raffaello join 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA Shanghai with his main culinary experiences and refined skills.