Our History

Bringing you the most authentic taste from around thw world, Birdseye serves a variety of delicious cuisines with an extra bliss of perfectly choosen spices.

At Birdseye we assure you of our promise of quality with one unique aim: your dining made beautiful.

Meet Our Team

Luciano Scagliarini

Executive Chef

Birdseye rooftop bar and lounge is delighted to introduce our executive chef, Luciano Scagliarini. With training from the legendary Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Los Angeles and 15 years of experience as a professional chef, Luciano specializes in creating a variety of delicious, innovative dishes. His boundless enthusiasm and unparalleled passion for his craft are matched only by his dedication to ensuring consistently exceptional culinary creations and providing superior service.

Luciano has spent his culinary career working in Southern California, honing his skills as a chef in a variety of specialized venues, from an Argentinian boutique café to independent restaurants featuring fine Italian fare and fresh seafood dishes. His extensive experience in international cuisine and high-end catering include serving for six years as the executive chef at the Coronado Cays Yacht Club and working for three years heading the team at the exclusive catering company for the La Jolla Opera House.

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Chef Luciano received his culinary education at the legendary Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Los Angeles and has 15 years of experience as a professional chef, preparing everything from Argentinian specialties to classic Italian fare to delicious seafood dishes. He demonstrates his unmatched passion and boundless enthusiasm for his craft every day with his elegant variety of innovative, delectable dishes, and his unique creations and modern interpretations of classic dishes create an exceptional dining experience. If you’re ready to break out of the usual routine, escape the mundane, and reward yourself with a truly memorable dining experience, you won’t be disappointed. From the moment you walk up the stairs and place yourself in Chef Luciano’s hands, you can expect the unexpected, and you can be sure it will be brilliant.

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David Vecchione

General Manager – The Cormorant Boutique Hotel

When you join us at The Cormorant Boutique Hotel, you’ll be placing yourself in the welcoming hands of our general manager, David Vecchione. Whether you’re staying with us for a peaceful seaside retreat, getting together with friends to enjoy the exceptional cuisine and cocktails at our Birdseye rooftop bar and lounge, or hosting a private event, you can rest assured his top priority is to make sure your experience is one you’ll never forget. Providing the ultimate in hospitality is David’s passion. For him, it’s not simply a job—it’s a way of life.

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With more than 18 years of experience in the San Diego hotel industry, David is a seasoned hotelier who understands how to build and inspire teams that create memorable guest experiences. With a wealth of operational knowledge gained from working with Marriott, Hilton, and Kimpton Hotels, David is uniquely equipped to manage our team with the efficiency and consistency of larger chains while focusing on the personal touches that make The Cormorant stand out as a stylish contemporary boutique hotel and distinguish the Birdseye as a fresh and hip rooftop bar and lounge. As a San Diego native, he’s also the go-to person for expert recommendations on discovering all the delightful experiences La Jolla and San Diego have to offer.

David’s approach to service and guest satisfaction is rooted in his commitment to leading his team with care and thoughtfulness. “Take care of your employees and they will take care of your customers,” he says. Under David’s watchful eye, you’ll be amazed not only by the stunning views, modern elegance, and vibrant ambience you’ll find at The Cormorant and our extraordinary Birdseye bar and lounge—you’ll also be creating treasured memories of the rich experiences and outstanding personalized service you enjoy during your time with us.

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