When done right, food can make a powerful emotional connection. That’s why we leverage with nearby suppliers to deliver the highest quality dishes using fresh, local ingredients. But we don’t stop there. Our culinary team loves the challenge of customizing menus that reflect your group’s tastes, no matter if it’s for a boardroom luncheon, an international conference or a family event.


For me, chefs are artists. That’s the philosophy I take to creating spectacular and evocative events for our clients, to take their culinary dreams and convert them into reality.

Marco Riva Executive Chef

Our Team

Portrait photo of Executive Chef Marco Riva with arms crossed, smiling, wearing white chef's coat

Marco Riva

Executive Chef
What began as a job washing dishes in a family-owned Lake Como hotel at age 12 has burgeoned into an impressive career that has taken this Italian native across three continents. According to Chef Marco, too many Italian restaurants veer away from tradition these days, which makes his dedication to this family-oriented cuisine at Alto a welcome addition to the city’s culinary scene. In addition to Alto, Chef Marco also oversees all of the Hotel’s dining experiences, including catering and banqueting for special events.

“Every big hotel says it’s part of a family, but Four Seasons really embraces that.”

Portrait photo of smiling Executive Pastry Chef Lorenzo Sollecito wearing uniform

Lorenzo Sollecito

Executive Pastry Chef
A native of Mezzocorona in northeast Italy, Chef Lorenzo’s first culinary memories revolve around helping his grandmother bake apple strudel and biscuits when he was 5 years old. After working his way up from a commis chef to chef de partie in the kitchens of several European hotels and restaurants, it was meeting his mentor, Executive Pastry Chef Domenico di Clemente, at the Michelin-starred Il Palagio at Four Seasons Hotel Firenze that made him realize his heart lies firmly with pastry.

“Nothing should go in front of a guest if we don’t love it ourselves.”

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