Serge Bottelli was born in Bienne, Switzerland in 1957 to a Swiss/French mother and an Italian father. Following his formal education in Switzerland, he apprenticed at the Hotel Intercontinental in Bienne, and then from 1975 to 1979, began working up the kitchen ladder in Swiss hotels in Zermatt, the Grand Zermatterhof Hotel and Hotel Alex.
In 1979, he accepted the position as sous chef of II Chanti Restaurant at the Botanical Gardens in Bermuda. In 1983, it became Tavern on the Green with new owners, the MEF, who promoted him to executive chef. In 1991, Chef Serge and the MEF Group opened the Lido Restaurant at the Elbow Beach Hotel. Between 1994 and 1997, he served as the President of the Bermuda Chefs Association.
In 1997, Chef Bottelli and the MEF Group opened La Coquille Restaurant at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute. In 1999, the Great Chefs television team showed up to tape Chef Bottelli for their Great Chefs of the World television series for the Discovery Channel.
Today, in 2016, Chef Serge Bottelli is still executive chef for the MEF Group and Rosewood’s, Tucker’s Point Resort in Bermuda.
Address: 60 Tucker’s Point Drive, HS 02, Bermuda