Monastero Santa Rosa, the newest five-star hotel on the Amalfi Coast in Italy, has named Christoph Bob executive chef in 2013. Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa, which opened last May, 2012, was originally a 17th century monastery in Conca dei Marini that housed a cloistered order of nuns. The integrity of the building is maintained as it is transformed into a five-star, 20-room/suite hotel and extraordinary full-service spa.
Just prior to joining the Monastero Santa Rosa team, Chef Christoph was chef de cuisine for eight years at the famed Relais Blu Villa Hotel in Massa Lubrense on the Sorrento Peninsula, where he received many plaudits for his mouthwatering dishes. He has held the coveted position of chef de cuisine at the Grand Hotel Villa a Fetrinelli, a Michelin one-star restaurant in Gargnano, Italy, and was sous chef at La Pergola Cavalieri Hilton, a Michelin three-star restaurant in Rome.
He also worked at Alain Ducasse, the Michelin three-star restaurant in the Plaza Athenee in Paris; Torre del Saracino, the Michelin two-star restaurant in Naples, Italy; Taillevent, the three-star Michelin restaurant in Paris; and Petermann’s Kunststuben, the Michelin two-star restaurant in Zurich.
German born, Chef Christoph is married to a woman from the Amalfi Coast. He says “I not only fell in love with my wife, I fell in love with the destination and its food. Nowhere on earth does the sun and the soil give us such richness of flavors as with the fresh produce, herbs, and seafood found right here on our Coast.”