Robert Marchetti, Executive Chef of Sydney’s Icebergs Dining Room and Bar and North Bondi Italian Food, began his cooking career at the age of 14 working with his brother in renowned Melbourne restaurants such as Café Maximus, Marchetti’s Latin, and Marchetti’s Tuscan Grill.
After completing his apprenticeship, he worked in many of Melbourne’s favourite restaurants including a stint at Iain Hewiston’s Memories of the Mediterranean and Browns Restaurant during the 1980’s.
After working as a Operations Manager in Malaysia and Japan, Robert returned to the family business starting out as Food and Beverage Manager / Executive Chef at Marchetti’s at Reef House in Palm Cove, Cairns and then moving on to become Executive Chef at Marchetti's Latin and Marchetti's Tuscan Grill where he achieved the first Age Good Food Guide Chefs Hat for Marchetti’s Tuscan Grill and a third Chefs Hat for Marchetti’s Latin Restaurants.
Robert joined the opening team of Icebergs Dining Room and Bar to help fulfil Maurice Terzini's Bondi dream. Having an Italian father from Marche, Robert believes that great food comes from cooks who remain loyal to their family roots. Where better to showcase Italian cuisine then the cliff tops of Bondi.
Robert and Maurice now operate 2 great sites book ending the famous Bondi Beach: North Bondi Italian Food and Icebergs Dining Room and Bar. Robert Marchetti and Maurice Terzini will be opening their third restaurant in early 2008 at Crown Casino Melbourne. It will be called Guiseppe, Arnaldo & Sons in homage to their fathers.