CEO & FOUNDER - CLAMAGROUP
Born and raised in Cossato, a small village in Italy, Cladys brings a wealth of expertise at Clamagroup with an experience spanning over 24 years within renowned European restaurants, as well as leading hospitality companies and culinary institutions. He began his career in 1995 in his native country, Italy, at the Botticella Restaurant, and from there held progressive managerial positions in different restaurants, such as Martinelli and Novelli Restaurant in Austria, Vienna.
Cladys moved in New York in 2002 working as Corporate Executive Chef and Culinary Instructor at the Italian Culinary Institute where he oversaw two magazines, Italian Cooking & Living and the Magazine of La Cucina Italiana, in addition to developing culinary courses, organizing menus and dining layouts for clients, as well as creating thousands of recipes for publications.
In 2005, he joined The Abraham Lincoln – Wyndham Historic Hotel in Pennsylvania as the Executive Chef in charge of managing the kitchen and developing 3 new restaurants concepts to the market.
In 2006 Cladys joined Fairmont Hotels & Resorts at the Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda and went to hold the key leadership positions, including Executive Chef for both the Fairmont Acapulco Princess and the Fairmont Pierre Marques in Mexico and Fairmont Bab Al Bahr in UAE overseeing the entire kitchen operation for both properties, with a total of 16 restaurants, comprising over 350 colleagues, and a banqueting operation that could accommodate over 3000 guests.
Cladys holds a degree in Food and Beverage Management & Hospitality Marketing from Cornell University in New York a culinary certificate from the American Culinary Federation (ACF) in New York and the Italian Culinary Federation (FIC) in Italy
In February 2014 he was named “Executive Chef of the Year” by the Gourmet Abu Dhabi Award and in 2015 he won the 1st place in Al Dhafra Camel Festival Competition among 15 five star Hotels in Abu Dhabi. In 2017 Cladys joined then Al Faisaliah and Al Khozama Hotels in KSA as a Director of Culinary overseer a USD 37 million dollar plus annual turnover and over 400,000 food covers per annum.
In October 2018 Cladys opened Clamagroup a leading Hospitality company focused on optimizing Horeca sector, an industry with a turnover of $338 Billion in Europe alone per year.
Clamagroup is specialized in elevating dining experience, maximizing restaurant profitability focusing on training, food consistency and customer service.