Born into a Piedmontese family with a great passion for pastry, Guinzoni Gianluca prepared preserves and collected vegetables in the garden with Papa Angelo from an early age. This love leads him at the age of 14 to attend the hotel management school in Como. After completing his studies, Como and the liveliness of those years awaited him and shortly thereafter he began a long collaboration with the then-famous Hotel Villa D'este, frequented by actors and businessmen from all over the world.The avant-garde personality of the Hotel Villa D'este developed in design and cuisine also characterizes Guinzoni's training. After a brief stay at the Hotel Cala Di Volpe Sardinia, Gianluca arrives in London where he cooked for politicians and artists at the 1 Michelin star Zafferano Restaurant.
The opening of the Cavalli club in Dubai means a period of stability and professional growth for Gianluca. Spending 8 years in the same city allows him to fully understand the places, dishes and needs of international customers. He will later move to the Orient Hotel in Shanghai, where, in addition to his enthusiasm, a young environment awaits him and the Executive Chef Giovanni De Ambrosis at the peak of his career. The perfect mix allows Gianluca to soon become Pastry Chef. From that period he remembers that he found himself holding pastry courses in front of starred chefs, travels, and international experiences that have enriched him immensely. In 2016 it was Venice's turn, at the Belmond Hotel Cipriani. Here the greatest challenge awaits him: bringing true modern pastry to the Italian city. Thanks to an almost entirely compatriot brigade and a deep love for Italian products, the stereotype of Italian gastronomy gives way to the success of the first Michelin star awarded to him in 2016 at the helm of the Belmond Hotel Cipriani at Oro Restaurant . The next challenge is in Monte Carlo in France at the Pasticceria Cova, still under construction at the time, where Gianluca has the opportunity to create a Pastry shop completely tailored to his personality and ability.
Gianluca Guinzoni has started a new adventure at Raffles the Palm in Dubai in 2021. The concept aims at simplicity and the avoidance of the superfluous. Gianluca claims it is necessary to go through elaborate dishes and look for ingredients, techniques and preparations that surpass themselves. In 2022, thanks to the Entrepreneur Gianni Cimitan, he fulfilled his dream of opening his GGDolci pastry lab, Family, trust and serenity are the values we believe in, the secret ingredients of our work. Thanks to these three cornerstones we have given life to a space that goes beyond a simple pastry shop , representing a real meeting point where people can take time for themselves and rediscover the pleasure of small bites and emotions of taste. Our line of products is designed to accompany you throughout the year, following the rhythm of the days, seasons and holidays. From our brioches designed to cuddle you in the morning to our ice creams that bring you back to the genuine flavours of the past, up to all the other desserts that add a special touch to every occasion and be able to share the passion and experience in the world of catering in all the Emirates.
23 FebruaryAL Mustaqbal PlazaGulfood Top Table