A fifth generation restaurateur, Alessandro “Alex” Stratta joined Scarpetta Beverly Hills as Executive Chef in January 2013. In this role, he works closely with Scott Conant to oversee all operations of the restaurant, which is located inside Montage Beverly Hills in the heart of the Golden Triangle in Beverly Hills, California.
Most recently, Stratta was the executive chef of ALEX, the renowned French fine dining restaurant at Wynn Las Vegas. He was also the award-winning chef of Stratta at Wynn as Vegas, where he demonstrated his mastery of classic Italian-American cuisine in a casual, yet vibrant setting. In April 2011, Stratta introduced his cooking to a national audience as a contestant on the third season of the popular Bravo TV program, Top Chef Masters. Stratta came to Wynn Las Vegas from Renoir at the Mirage Hotel & Casino, where he received acclaim for his world-class menu and innovative approach to cuisine distinguished by his marriage of regional French and Italian ingredients.
Prior to his 6 years at Wynn Las Vegas, Stratta was at the helm of ‘Renoir’ at the Mirage Hotel and Casino where he received national acclaim for his world-class menu and innovative approach to cuisine distinguished by a one-of-a-kind marriage of regional French and Italian ingredients. In just four months Renoir received Mobil's highest Five-Star rating, one of only 14 restaurants in the U.S. to be awarded this honor. During his six-year tenure at Renoir, the restaurant maintained its Mobil Five-Star stature as well as garnering AAA's Five-Diamond award and Las Vegas’s top culinary rating in the Zagat Guide.
He is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy.