Chef – Sajith Vengateri

Sajith’s cooking experience began in the early nineties with the Accor Hotel Group in Bombay, India where he worked through the ranks to the position of Chef de party before leaving India via a stint on the huge Miami based Cruise ship company Carnival Cruise Liners.

This took him to the Cayman Islands where he found himself under the tutelage of Chef Stephen Wagner and veteran restaurateur Vico Testori at Restorante Pappagallo. Here Sajith had the opportunity to work along side some of Venice’s finest chefs from the famed Cipriyani Hotel who would come to the Caymans in the off season. This experience completed Sajith’s love, knowledge and technique for regional Italian cuisine and would form the basis of his food philosophy in general.

Sajith worked under Pablo Tordesillas during Bar Alto’s opening and the following three years. This time would teach Sajith the art of combining traditional Italian cooking philosophies with Pablo’s modern techniques, fastidious attention to detail and uncompromising attitude.

Upon the opening of Bar Alto’s sister restaurant Ortiga in December 2009 Sajith took on the position of Head Chef.