The resort’s General Manager Andrew den Oudsten recently announced Pinna’s appointment as the resort’s new Chef de Cuisine for Peppino restaurant.
Pinna’s move from another international hotel in the Caribbean to Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa in Sabah marks his first Asian stint.
Pinna was born in Sardinia, Italy’s second largest island in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea where he lived until the age of 21. At the tender age of 14, Pinna was always seen in the kitchen of his uncle’s. He decided then to become a chef himself.
An Italian national, Pinna brings with him over 13 years of extensive experience. He has worked in many international kitchens in Europe and this experience has allowed him to perfect his culinary skills.
Pinna’s motto “We Are What We Eat” is reflected in his featured dishes. His passion in the culinary industry pushes him actively seeking new challenges while experimenting with cooking methods to achieve the highest quality of food taste and presentation.