Katie has immersed herself in Italian cookery since she met Giancarlo 14 years ago. Together they have written 12 recipe books together 9 of which are on the food of regional Italy. Her book ‘The Italian Cookery Course’ is one of the most comprehensive cookery books on Italian food and was nominated for a James Beard Award.
TV Chef, restauranteur and author Giancarlo is often referred to as ‘The God Father of Tuscan cookery’. He first came to prominence on the BBC TV series ‘Return To Tuscany’ and has since cooked on TV shows like ‘Market Kitchen’, ‘Sunday Brunch’ , ‘Saturday Kitchen’ and many more.
Stefano has worked in many establishments over his career including “San Lorenzo”, “Savoy Hotel”, “Churchill hotel”, “Mayfair hotel”, and presently “Caldesi” restaurants. He has a passion for patisserie and Italian food which comes from his father who was Head chef at San Lorenzo. He is a former winner of the Awards of excellence in pastry in 1997 and a member of the Academy of culinary arts. Having been involved with all of the Caldesi’s projects including Katie Caldesi’s latest cookery book the “Italian cookery course”, Stefano has a wide knowledge and genuine love of Italian food.
Matteo, the manager of La cucina Caldesi, has been in the restaurant trade since he was 13 years old, working at La Cucina Caldesi suits him very well as he loves food, advising customers and loves to talk!