We have a Mediterranean soul: water and salt run through our veins.
But it was the lake that made us believe in our dreams

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Executive Chef

Matteo Maenza

“At Gramen there’s a close connection between food and everything around here.”
Matteo Maenza was born in Trani, Apulia, in 1984 and his deep passion for cooking led him to travel and work alongside some of the most world-renowned chefs such as Alain Ducasse, Anne-Dophie Pic and Jean-Francois Piège. Since 2013 he has been the Lefay Resorts & Residences Executive Chef and has been a passionate supporter of the principles of Lefay Vital Gourmet sustainable cuisine, using his innate creativity to enhance it further.

Resident Chef

Giammarco Ninivaggi

Born in Altamura in 1988, before starting his journey within Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda, Giammarco Ninivaggi first worked in London and then on the lake in one of the most historic properties in the area. Since 2016, he has been part of the Resort Team having fun creating new dishes and trusting his natural instinct.

Restaurant Manager

Michele Aurelio

After working in Milan and France, in 2008 Michele Aurelio joined the F&B Team at the opening of Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda. In April 2022 he became Gramen Restaurant Manager, launching an exciting new chapter.