Chef Maurizio Lazzarin receives presidential honour

Casa Mia's head chef, Maurizio Lazzarin has been recognised by the President of the Italian Republic

Maurizio Lazzarin.
Maurizio Lazzarin.

Casa Mia’s head chef, Maurizio Lazzarin has been awarded the Star to the Merit of Work award by Sergio Mattarella, President of the Italian Republic, for his commitment and contribution to the Italian dining scene and community in Dubai.

Lazzarin was at the forefront of the nominations for the award, as he exceeded the entry requirements that included, over 20 years of experience, contributions to the Italian community and age restrictions. Not only did the chef receive an award, he was also given a letter of congratulations from the Consul General of Italy, Valentina Setta, and will be honoured with a ceremony to mark the occasion in the coming months.

Having joined the Casa Mia team in 1993, to launch the popular Italian eatery, Lazzarin has been recreating his family’s traditional recipes for over two decades in Dubai.

Lazzarin said in a statement: “It’s truly an honour to have been recognised and to have won this award. Since launching Casa Mia, I’ve always aspired to bring a taste of traditional Italy to Dubai, by using the freshest ingredients and by sharing my favourite authentic Italian dishes that have been in my family for decades.”

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