Two new chefs at the Ritz-Carlton DIFC

Two new chefs at the Ritz-Carlton DIFC


The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is proud to announce the appointments of Andreas Schatzschneider as the hotel’s newest executive chef, and Emanuele Saracino as the executive pastry chef – adding to the hotel’s dynamic team of skilled masters of the culinary arts.


Joining the hotel with over 24 years of experience, Chef Schatzschneider is committed to exploring exquisite flavors from around the world with the aim to delight every palette and entice the senses. As Executive Chef of the full range of restaurants at The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC, Chef Schatzschneider will oversee a collection of seven distinctive dining outlets, including the hotel’s Center Cut steakhouse. Prior to joining the team at The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC, Chef Schatzschneider led the culinary team at The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun, Mexico as Executive Chef, overseeing two AAA Five-Diamond dining rooms, as well as five additional food and beverage outlets.

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With over 25 years of experience at world-renowned hotels, patisseries and confectionaries from across the world, Chef Saracino’s professional evolution includes numerous years as Executive Pastry Chef at Castello Chiola Loreto Aprutino in Italy; the Etoile Academy in Tuscany; , as well as at the Chef Italiano Cafe & Bakery in Krasnoyask.


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