The Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City has appointed Mariangela Ruggiero as chef de cuisine at the hotel’s Italian restaurant, Certo.

Mariangela, who was born and raised in Milan, started her career in San Diego, before returning to Italy, and, since 2014, has been working in the Middle East. Her previous role was chef de cuisine at Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa, Jordan.

Mariangela said: “At Certo, we cook with love and passion and this is something I hope the guests will notice. We use only the best products available, with most of them being imported directly from Italy.”

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Speaking about the appointment, James Berry, general manager of Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City, said: “Mariangela will bring a fresh feel, her own personal touch and implement an even more authentic Italian guest experience at Certo.”