Pietro Bertuglia – Scenic Cruises Executive Chef

We sat down with Executive Chef, Pietro Bertuglia, who has been working at Scenic Luxury Cruises for five years. Find out how he has progressed within the company and his favourite things about working for Scenic.

How long have you worked in the maritime industry for?

"I started working in the industry in 2018 and have worked on both Scenic Eclipse and Emerald Azzurra."

Why did you decide to work within the maritime industry?

"I decided to join because I'm always looking for a challenge and I like to travel, so working for a cruise company seemed like a great opportunity for me."

What is your favourite port of call and why?

"I have a few favourites - Mediterranean ports in countries such as Croatia, Greece and Italy. The scenery is beautiful, the food is amazing and there are plenty of things to explore in these places."

Which roles have you worked in during your time at Scenic?

"During my time with Scenic, I have worked as an Outlet Chef, Chef De Partie, Sous Chef, Executive Sous Chef and I'm now Executive Chef."

Do you feel there is opportunity for career progression whilst working at Scenic?

"Definitely - I have achieved various promotions in the last 5 years during my career at Scenic."

What are your favourite things about working for Scenic?

"There are many things - there is a lot of opportunity to progress, it is a great environment to work and develop your skills in, and you are provided with nice accommodation onboard. 

I also love exploring so many amazing destinations around the world! I definitely recommend to work at Scenic as it is a company where they make you feel valued and part of the team."

What is your biggest achievement or success that you have had whilst working at Scenic?

"My biggest achievement so far whilst working at Scenic is progressing through the ranks in the Galley Department and receiving brilliant compliments for my food from our wonderful guests."

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