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Your personal chef: cooking classes and catering in Siena


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We were a group of eight who first experienced with the chef a bit of truffle hunting in a nearby reserve. Understanding the kinds of truffles and their seasons as well as the process by which they are found was so neat to see firsthand! We returned and made a three-course lunch using the truffles, including pasta, truffle egg and a for dessert a flourless chocolate cake. The chef was organized, he quickly and expertly involved everyone and used his skills and personality to help us create both a terrific lunch and provided many “ teachable moments “ The kitchen is modern and immaculate. The food and company were terrific. Chef worked as a maestro, conducting a group with a variety of skills and producing a delicious result. I would highly recommend that if you have an opportunity to work with Alessandro that you do so.

J Duncan - Apr 27, 2018

An Amazing Meal with in the Incredible Chef Alexandro

It was such a gift to be all together with our whole family at the incredible Villa degli Artisti in Montepulciano, Tuscany. Our meal by Alexandro was fit for a king and queen in this medieval palace of Italy. Alexandro was so patient and kind and shared with us the best culinary skills that became our favorite meal of our 20 day trip in Europe. He gently guided our grand ones ages 9, 10, 11, 14 and 15 in making the most delicious Italian pasta sauce, and the fun and tasty pechi pasta that we rolled out to almost 3\' scrumptious. The beef in wine sauce was also my favorite and the marvelous pork shanks and chocolate cake were the ultimate!!!! Please don\'t miss out on this \"Italian Cooking Lesson of Love\" as your family becomes \"mini chefs\" getting all the skills and empowerment to cook for their parents and grandparents putting a smile of content on all faces. Alexandro was kind enough as well, to share all his recipes with us, so we can enjoy this night in our minds to treasure for always. This type of experience is priceless with Alexandro. With all our love, thanks and blessings for you and all you hold dear! You will make a great dad someday! Amore! And God Be With You!

Nonni Lori Gerber - Apr 17, 2018

Amazing Cooking Class with Alessandro

My wife and I couldn\'t have asked for a better experience. Chef Alessandro was so welcoming and we learned so much. With his guidance, all four courses came out delicious. Also getting to pick what to prepare was a great highlight.

Anurag - Apr 17, 2018

A superb cooking and fun time!

Alessandro\'s class was a last-minute add-on to our trip to Pienza. We had a marvelous time - the Tuscan Kate pesto on crispy polenta was phenomenal!

Kate and Reg - Nov 2 - Dec 16, 2017

Class participant

Chef Alessandro\'s class was fabulous, wonderful, and very hands on. He met the participants (from US, Australia, Canada) with a glass of Prosecco to get the evening started. He provided printed recipes of each dish. We were all allowed to participate, and everyone did! My favorite was the baked pecorino over radicchio that had been lightly dressed in olive oil. And the delicious pancetta wrapped pork tenderloin wjich was baked and then wrapped in a phyllo dough brushed with egg...gorgeous and delicious. Did I forget to mention the flourless chocolate cake with lemon rind coulis? All served with great local vino rosso. We made some great friends, and will do another class when we return in the spring! Alessandro is a gem!

Jan Stapleton - Nov 26, 2017

The Highlight of our time in Tuscany!

Chef Alessandro is the best! Had an absolute blast learning to make authentic Tuscan dishes in a fun and engaging way! Highly recommended!

Mark Jacobbi - Nov 16, 2017

The Hartigans

Enjoyed an wonderful evening of cooking and camaraderie with Chef Alessandro this month. What an experience! Chef was a great teacher, our fellow students were a joy, and the food was delicious! Definitely one of the best experiences of our time in Italy!

Maureen and Paul Har - Nov 15, 2017

Cooking class

We had a great evening with Alessandro at his cooking class! Learned a lot and food was wonderful! Thank you!

Linda Corcoran - Oct 14, 2017

Thank you

Dear Daniela Well we are back home in Australia and it's nearly a month since our wedding, so apologies this is so belated - but we both wanted to thank you and your team at the Tuscan Chef for your amazing service for both our wedding dinner and the other dinner. We really have only wonderful things to say. You were so helpful right from the beginning, and so amazing at catering for all of our dietary requirements - we felt like nothing was too much trouble. And the food was sensational - our guests are still talking about it. We had the most lovely wedding and want to thank you for the role you and your team played in it. All of our thanks Amber and Nick

- Oct 10, 2017

Awesome cooking class!

The 7 of us took a cooking class this evening for nearly 4 hours. I wasn't sure how the kids would react to the class, but all three of them loved it! They were eager to jump in and chop, mix, and peel. Our menu for the evening included Chicken Liver Pate Crostini, handmade Ravioli Stuffed with Potatoes and herbs, Crusted Pork Tenderloin, and Crostata for dessert. After the work was done, we relaxed at the table, savored every bite of our "hard earned" meal, and talked and laughed together.

Houston Harris - Oct 10, 2017

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