Yalong Bay National Resort District, Sanya, Hainan 572000 China
Phone:  +86 898 8898 8888   •  Map & Directions

Sofia: Culinary Team

  Chef de Cuisine, Daniele Vacca

Chef de Cuisine, Daniele Vacca

At The Ritz-Carlton Sanya, Yalong Bay, embark on an exceptional culinary journey, enjoying authentic Italian cuisine amid the chic contemporary surroundings of Sofia. Headed by recently appointed chef de cuisine Daniele Vacca, Sofia invites discerning guests to discover the true art of Vacca's native cuisine, melding the finest ingredients with time-honored cooking techniques to create a distinctive taste sensation.

Chef Daniele hails from a small village on the southwest of Sardinia, an Italian island in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. His home, with its rich flora and fauna, serves as the basis of his Mediterranean inspired Italian cuisine. With a career that spans over 20 years, he has brought the culinary delights of his sun-kissed land to many places, including England, Thailand, the Middle East and now, China.

In addition, Chef Vacca has developed his skills in a range of culinary arts; beyond Mediterranean dishes, he is adept at regional Italian, French, British heritage, Thai and Japanese cuisine. Proud to be part of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company since 2013, Chef Daniele worked in Doha, Qatar as the acting Italian chef at Porcini Restaurant, where he continuously elevated his cooking skills and knowledge. He joined The Ritz-Carlton Sanya as its Italian Chef in June 2015.

“My ambition is to lead my team and teach them about authentic Italian flavors inspired with inspiration from the Mediterranean. My new menu will be authentic, home-cooked Italian fare,” said Chef Vacca. “Also, I want to use local ingredients, delivering food from farm to fork, ensuring the freshness of the raw materials from the land and sea. This, combined with imported Italian products, will create memorable meals brimming in flavor.”
Back To Top

Nothing Ordinary Food & Wine Festival
December 10 - 13, 2015

8 Michelin Star & Award Winning Chefs from 8 Countries:

3 days & nights of gourmet dinning, drama & entertainment.
An unforgettable experience of a lifetime.

Tickets are available for purchase from the beginning of October 30, 2015; pricing for individual events vary. For reservations, please call :  +(86) 898 8898 6872or email