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Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou

  • 5 Zhujiang West Road, Pearl River New City, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, 510623, China

Giancarlo Di Francesco

Executive Chef
“The world may be changing, but good food never changes.”


Four Seasons Tenure

  • Hired 1992, returned 2004
  • First Four Seasons Assignment: Sous Chef, Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo; 2004 Executive Sous Chef, Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Chinzan-so (formerly a Four Seasons hotel)

Employment History

  • Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island; Four Seasons Hotel Doha; Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai; Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo Chinzan-so (formerly a Four Seasons hotel); Edsa Shangri-La, Manila; Westin Shanghai; Westin Stamford & Westin Plaza, Singapore; Tokyo Bay Hilton Hotel; Toscana Restaurant, Ashiya, Japan; Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo; Davide Restaurant, Civitanova Marche, Italy


  • Teramo, Italy

Languages Spoken

  • Italian, English

Giancarlo Di Francesco was born and raised in Teramo, Italy a beautiful region characterised by the eastern side of the Apennines and lush valleys gently sloping towards the Adriatic coastline. As a boy, Chef Giancarlo fondly recalls his mother transforming simple ingredients into miraculous meals for the entire family. The joy of food and magical family experiences strongly impacted his decision to pursue a career in culinary arts, so he too could extend the magic of good food to families around the world. Indeed, he has accomplished what he set out to do!

With more than a quarter century of experience in Asia, Chef Giancarlo knows very well the beauty of bringing cuisines together - Asia meets Italy is a spectacular combination of the world’s best dishes.

If you ask Chef Giancarlo about his muse, he will tell you that his ‘"mother is the greatest chef of all" without hesitation. He recalls those precious moments in his youth working alongside his mother in the kitchen, making the most delicious bread and holiday desserts.