Meet The Team

Damian Ciappara

Damian Ciappara

Chef Patron

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Damian is our Head Chef and owner, with over 20 years of culinary experience. Having studied with Michelin starred chefs in the UK, he has now been operating Commando as a family run establishment since 2012. He carries on the legacy of his forefathers who first served refreshments to the Royal Commando Marines from this location dating back to the 1930’s.

Rossana Ciappara

Rossana Ciappara
CO-Owner

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Rossana runs all of our daily operations. Whether it's training the staff, menu design, or marketing, she does it all. Customers will remember her warm smile from the early days of the restaurant when she was our first (and only!) hostess.

Zach Field - Restaurant Manager

Zach FielD Restaurant Manager

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Zach has been with us since 2015. He started off as an apprentice in our kitchen, before finding his calling as the manager of our front of house facilities. Originally from Mellieha and raised in the UK, Zach has been working in restaurants since he was a teenager. Anyone who witnesses his calm mastery of the art of hospitality will agree that he is exactly where he belongs!

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JACOB OLIVER BUSUTTIL
SENIOR SOUS CHEF

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Jacob works hand in hand with Damian to ensure consistency and excellence in every dish. He brings previous experience from restaurants such as De Mondion, where he built a strong foundation in Mediterranean cusine and French cooking technique.