Katie has immersed herself in Italian cookery since she met Giancarlo over 20 years ago. Together they have written 15 recipe books together most 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, restaurateur 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. He is the founder and owner of Caldesi in Marylebone, Caldesi in Campagna and La Cucina Caldesi, the cookery school in Marylebone and can regularly be found running the restaurant kitchens and cookery classes sharing his passion of Italian food.
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 cookery books, Stefano has an extensive knowledge and genuine love of Italian food.