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Your personal chef: cooking classes and catering in Siena
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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 are other chefs working with me.

Chef Elisabetta, always passionate about cooking, after managing her bookshop / cafe for a few years, where she refined her skills as a versatile and enterprising cook with experience in the field, today she has finally decided to completely embrace the role of chef joining the Tuscan Chef team

From September 2017, I have a spot called Tuscan Chef Little Kitchen where to run cooking classes. It's situated in Montisi, a small hilltop village near Siena.

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, Consuelo and Luca complement our team.

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