Alessandro began his career in Brescia, in Italy’s north, working at Carlo Magno with the famous Iginio Massari and Giuseppe Maffioli. After working in various Michelin star venues such as La Rotonde in France and the two Michelin starred Villa Fiordaliso on Lake Garda, Alessandro broadened his culinary horizons working in Bermuda at the famous Restaurant Lido before moving to Sydney permanently in 2003. He assumed the role of Executive Chef at the Park Hyatt in 2005, managing a team of over 30 chefs.
In 2009, Alessandro’s dream of owning his own restaurant became a reality with Ormeggio at The Spit. Ormeggio at The Spit has been a hatted restaurant since opening, achieving national acclaim in 2011, appearing on Australia’s most loved
cooking show, MasterChef.
Alessandro is now enjoying the challenges and responsibilities of being both Executive Chef and Managing Director of two Northern Sydney venues.
Executive Chef Alessandro Pavoni
Restaurateur Bill Drakopoulos
With thirty years experience in the hospitality industry, Bill has combined his expert knowledge of restaurant operations with his passion for customer service to undertake his business ventures. Bill has encapsulated the essence of Sydney dining with each
of his venues boasting magnificent water views.
Bill independantly owns Aqua Dining and Ripples,
some of Sydney's premier waterfront venues.
His relationship with Ormeggio began in early 2013.
Head Chef Victor Moya
Victor Moya arrived in Australia in 2011 from Valencia, Spain, bringing with him a wealth of experience from all over the world, cooking fine cuisine in some of the best restaurants around.
After completing his technical qualification in Spain in 2001, he focused his work experience in gastronomic restaurants all over Spain, until taking off onto the Michelin path of all great young European chefs. After working with 3 Michelin star Chef Pedro Subijana in Spain he moved to 3 Michelin star “La Pergola” in Rome, Italy with celebrated chef Heinz Beck. This is where his love for contemporary Italian cuisine was born. He completed a stint in 2 Michelin star Restaurant t’Zilte in Belgium he found himself back in Spain working at the acclaimed Michelin starred Paco Morales where he honed his skill and passions.
As sous chef of Ormeggio at The Spit, he quickly proved himself as not only a great cook with a hunger for detail, creativity, and discovery, but also established himself as an integral part of the team with his knowledge, skills, and organisation. Victor was promoted to Head Chef at Ormeggio in 2013 and became a business partner in 2014.
Want to join the team?
We are always looking for motivated, experienced, passionate and professional individuals to join our team across all departments: Front of House (Managers, Professional Waiters), Back of House (Chefs, Cooks and Kitchenhands) and Administration and Business. Email your CV to