Exceptional culinary delights are intrinsic part of a hotel experience. In the two years since its opening, The Sukhothai Shanghai has established itself as one of Shanghai’s lifestyle landmarks and a must-visit culinary destination.
A stylish highlight of the hotel is the casual upscale Italian restaurant, La Scala. As the new chef de cuisine of the hotel’s signature, award-winning restaurant, Chef Antonio Corsaro leads the culinary team to take La Scala’s epicurean offerings to new heights, crafting memorable gourmet experience for guests and discerning gastronomes alike.
With over 17 years of experience honing his skills at some of Europe’s most elite establishments, including various Michelin-starred restaurants by Alain Ducasse, Chef Corsaro is known for his culinary finesse and uncompromising commitment to seasonality and freshness. The Italy native upholds the virtues of Italian food – simplicity with an emphasis on quality ingredients, which continues to underscore La Scala’s food philosophy.
Originally from Naples, Italy, Chef Corsaro’s discovered a lifelong culinary passion from his mom’s home cooking and his travels across the continent. Fascinated by the richness of food cultures in his own country and abroad, Antonio embarked on a journey to create his career success.
He began his career in Unico, a one-star Michelin restaurant in Milan as chef de partie, working alongside celebrity chef Fabio Baldassarre, before moving to Tuscany to join L’Andana, a one-star Michelin restaurant under DUCASSE Paris. His relentless pursuit of culinary excellence has taken him to multiple DUCASSE Paris’ restaurants in Paris and London from 2013 to 2018. Before joining The Sukhothai Shanghai, Antonio was the senior sous chef of BBR, an iconic restaurant of Raffles Singapore specialising in a breadth of Mediterranean classics conceptualised by the French chef.
For Chef Corsaro, travelling is a great way to meet people from all walks of life, immerse in cultures and communities, and explore different cuisines. His passion for travel led him to Singapore where he met his wife. When he is not in the kitchen, Chef Corsaro enjoys visiting local markets to look for flavours and inspirations. He also likes reading cook books, listening to music and watching movies. Chef Corsaro is fluent in Italian, French and English.