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who we are

Our cuisine is simple and deep-rooted in Tuscan tradition

My name is Alessandro and I was born in Rome, but grown up in Siena. I moved to Montalcino where I opened my first restaurant (La locanda di Piazza Padella) with a friend of mine in 1999. In that year I started working in the kitchen with our chef who encouraged my passion for the food and the cooking. When he left I kept on managing the kitchen by myself. In 2002 I split up with my business partner and open a new restaurant "Il Camarlengo" in Castelmuzio (little village 10 km from Pienza, close to Montisi where I am still living). I ran "Il Camarlengo" until the end of 2006. From that moment I decided I took a rest from the kitchen for a couple of years, but in October 2008 I started a new activity as private chef.
In 2011 the company took the name of Tuscan Chef and since I was so well supported by my clients, from 2016 there will be a new partner: Eleonora.

Eleonora was born in Cava de’ Tirreni, a little town between Salerno and the Amalfi Coast. She studied and worked as frescoes’ restorer for years, traveling all around the world, up until 2001, when she gave birth to her son. After that, needing a more stable work, she decided to dedicate herself to her biggest passions: writing and food. She started working as food blogger and copywriter, while practicing her cooking skills as freelance chef, catering and cooking classes. In 2013 she run the kitchen at Rodaviva (Cava de’ Tirreni), a bookshop café whose menu included local products and classic Italian recipes.

Our cuisine is based on fresh ingredients, as much as possible local and organic and according with the seasons. It is simple and deep-rooted in Tuscan tradition with some exceptions from other Italian regions and contemporary cuisine. It is a combination of tradition and innovation and is based on a deep knowledge of the techniques and the ingredients typical of Italian cooking.

Daniela and Consuelo complement our team.

Daniela moved to Tuscany in 2002 from Cava de' Tirreni, gained a wide experience in the tourism area. She was a receptionist and hotle manager in several structures around Montalcino and San Giovanni d'Asso and ran a B&B in Montisi foa a few years, getting for 3 years the super host medal on Airbnb.
History of art lover, passionate photografer and expert of the hidden wonders in the Val d'Orcia and Crete Senesi area, she already have experienced the organization of weddings and events.

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