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Private Chef

Whilst in a region that’s known for its world class cuisine, why not hire a private chef to prepare, cook and serve some real Tuscan food? A private Tuscan chef will come to your private holiday villa and cook an amazing Tuscan meal from scratch before your eyes.

You can make things personal and tailor your meal to your own specific requirements. The chef will advise you on an exquisite menu that is based around the sort of food you love, and even suggest wines that will compliment the dishes you have chosen perfectly.

Sit back and relax in the comfort of your own private villa, while you sample mouthwatering Tuscan food cooked in right front of you. We have personally selected some talented chefs in the region. Take a look at some of the top private professional chefs in Tuscany listed below, or contact us now for more information and guidance.

Private Chef

Pasta e fagioli private chef

Andrea is a chef from Siena who will come to your villa to do a Tuscan meal. He will help you plan your ideal dinner and create the atmosphere you are looking for, be it a special occasion or just a desire for a typical home cooked Tuscan meal.
Menus are created together with guests to accommodate their requirements and provide a typical Tuscan meal.

For more information contact Andrea on

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Whether you book your individual Dinner Party or you enjoy your Cooking Class in the company of friends, call in a professional and have a Culinary affair with Chef Mattisse, the perfect in-home entertaining for Gourmets, Gourmants & Bonvivants.

Mattisse is a multilingual "Personal Chef" based in the Chianti hills (Tuscany/Italy), who will travel to your home and attend to organising the entire event.

With his Culinary School and Cooking Classes Chef Mattisse will help you develop a Gourmet's understanding of how to prepare and enjoy tasty meals, how to handle wine and how to train your olfactory memory.

Chef Mattisse also offers culinary arrangements for seminars, meetings, incentives, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, live music and many more.

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A Tuscan Table

Emily offers set menus and alla carte menus for you to choose from. She does private catering in your villa for small groups or can organise buffets for large parties such as weddings and other special occasions.
Also offered are wine tasting tours.
For more information please visit her website or contact her by phone on +39 3896861353

Customer comment.
I followed up the recommendation made in your newsletter to have a private chef for one of the meals we had on our holiday. I chose Emily Hardcastle at A Tuscan Table because she said she cooked for vegetarians. She was endlessly patient in planning the menu taking into account our preferences and came up with a brilliant menu within our budget, which she cooked to perfection. I could not rate her professionalism and skills more highly, so if you have any queries from other readers, especially for those with special diets, do recommend her. They will be as pleased as we were.
Lynn Stuart (JULY 2010)

Hi Emily
We just wanted to thank you very much for the beautiful dinner you cooked for us on Tuesday night. The food was absolutely delicious, and Jordi had such a nice surprise for her birthday.
We will certainly recommend you to any of our friends coming this way.
Thanks again
Lynn, Paul, Molly, & Jordi Ellis, & Lee, Andrew, Steph, Caitlin & Sean Larkin

My family and I stayed at the Casale la Canonica for 2 weeks last September and during that time we asked Emily Hardcastle from 'A Tuscan Table' to prepare an evening meal for us. I had intended to forward a review to you on our return but as always with such things, if not done right away, they tend to fall off the end of the desk. I have recently got down to recovering these outstanding items and would like to present the following review for inclusion on your website:
'My family of 9 adults and 2 children were delighted with the splendid meal prepared for us by Emily Hardcastle during our holiday in Chianti. We have a couple of adults with particular dietary preferences which can make for difficulties with set menus but Emily was happy to discuss and suggest one or 2 variations which satisfied all tastes. The aromas wafting from our kitchen throughout the late afternoon and evening left us weak-kneed! The meal was beautifully served al fresco and the kitchen left tidy and spotless. The evening was the highlight of our holiday.
Many thanks
Hilary Evans

Dear Dympna
I just wanted to drop you a line regarding the meal that Emily Hardcastle from A Tuscan Table prepared for us at our villa last week.
We arranged for Emily to come and prepare a meal for 12 of us during our stay.  The reason for our family trip to Tuscany was to celebrate my parents' joint 70th birthdays.  On the last night we had Emily come and cook for us.  It was great. 
Firstly, she came up with some lovely menu suggestions, using ingredients in season at this time of year, and to suit everyones' tastes.  She was more than happy for us to mix and match menus.  She arrived, cooked and prepared, served and cleared away!  It was a real treat for someone else to be in the kitchen.  It was great to have a lovely meal in the villa, instead of going out to a local restaurant.  It was a very relaxed and enjoyable way for us to have a celebration dinner.  I would recommend Emily's services highly.
I hope that this provides useful feedback to any other To Tuscany clients looking to have a chef come to their villa.

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The Eatalianist

The Eatalianist is run by Chef Filippo and Nutritionist Ingrid who between them are inspired to create the best Italian cuisine using only genuine products from Umbria and Tuscany. They are able to offer menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner or produce a special menu for a birthday or anniversary either in your accommodation or at a venue of your choice. In addition they also offer cookery classes and menus to suit those with special dietary requirements.

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Dining in Tuscany

Dining in Tuscany – Tuscan chef
If you’re looking to really put your feet up on your holiday, have someone else do the cooking! That’s exactly what self-made Tuscan chef, Orietta, can offer you . She loves turning her passion for traditional Tuscan and Italian fare into tasty dishes at your own holiday villa. Her menus are carefully put together with fresh and local produce, to ensure you get a true taste of Tuscany. Bigger events are catered for too, such as weddings or birthdays and she can do it all in Italian, French, Portuguese or English. 
And if you’re looking to go home with some skills too, she also offers cooking classes after which you’ll sit down and enjoy the results.

Dining in Tuscany – Orietta Siviero

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Gastronomia Biagioni

The best restaurant in your home! This is the motto of Lorenzo, a passionate chef that will put his culinary art at your disposal directly in your villa. He uses only high quality raw materials and vegetables, extra virgin olive oil, local meats and handmade pasta, to create a traditional Tuscan dinner.
Fancy being a skillful chef yourself? Lorenzo will teach you all the secrets of his cooking during a private, afternoon cooking class, at the end of which  you can share all the dishes you prepare with your friends and family even if they have not been involved in the preparation.
Other culinary treats offered by Lorenzo include wine tasting  at your villa and wine tour in Chianti and Montalcino area.

For further information, please visit Lorenzo’s deli and enoteca, or contact him:

Gastronomia Biagioni
Piazza Don F. Biagiardi 10, Castelnuovo dei Sabbioni
Cavriglia (Ar)
Tel. +39 055 967031 / +39 328 5454649

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Cooking for you

We are at your service!
Cooking for you ... it is the service that you the comfort of your private villa in Tuscany

We want to tickle your appetite and allow you to appreciate fully the joy of flavors with our special hors d’oeuvres and starters, our homemade pasta, fish and roasted meats and desserts of every kind. We always choose fresh foods that are in season. Everything from simple, tasty meals to elaborate dishes for that special evening for you, your family and friends.

We pride ourselves in giving impeccable service whether it be an intimate meal at your home or at a true gastronomic event of any type, with any number of guests.We are your personal chefs who assist you with your event – a reception, Cooking Class , a buffet, a romantic dinner or party – providing full service that is personalized to your style and budget.

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Not simple private chefs in private villas, Lara and Debora can make your special day and occasions a special and unique event!
They can cook and a serve a delicious dinner with typical Tuscan food and international recipes, following every step of your party from the choice of finest products and menu list to the mise en place.
Private dinners, birthday parties, anniversaries, business meetings and more. AmArti Love & Design can also help you for your wedding party, providing catering, flower decorations and wedding favors. They are available for events located in Tuscany and Umbria.

For further information, please contact Lara and Debora at:

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Malgeri Group

Just contact the Malgeri Group and Cinzia will come directly to your home. You’ll have a real restaurant in your kitchen, we’ll make your culinary wishes come true and your palate will be satisfied in an unforgettable way. The menus that you choose will be prepared with fresh products. We do all the dinner preparation and clean up at the end of the meal.  Make your event unique, but at the same time stay comfortably at home! You can choose a theme dinner or enjoy various dishes coming from all over Italy! We’ll turn every wish into reality! Whether you’re in Tuscany or somewhere else in the world, we’ll travel to you so that you can enjoy the comfort of your home. Our aim is to make every event unique. We organize dinner-services, weddings and cooking lessons.

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Cooking in Chianti

Elisa and Laura are your chefs in Chianti and Tuscany.

Whether we cook together or we cook for you, be ready to relax, have fun and enjoy, because we will take care of  organizing a special and unforgettable experience for you.

Our dishes are seasonal, local, both traditional and creative but above all provide happiness because we love cooking, sharing our passion and knowledge with people and other cultures.

We are available for cooking classes and catered meals at your accommodation, for a single dinner, or for several meals. We also propose delicious brunch and light lunch.

Special from 2016 pizza party and pizza workshop with our transportable wooden oven.

We also cook for weddings, parties, seminars we organize incentives, team building and gastro tours in Florence and Chianti.

Feel free to get in touch with us and visit our website

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Le Due Cuochine

Your Tuscan vacation is about to begin and “Le due Cuochine” are ready
to make it unforgettable.
Born and raised in the heart of historic Chianti, we offer the best of
all the flavors and smells that were always present in our grandmother’s
We always cook together, and we propose a simple menu with local,
seasonal ingredients.

We will make every effort to understand your needs, find the best
solutions and offer you a complete package which pleases your palate and
frees you from the need of organizing and cooking.

In particular we will:
suggest various menus and find the one that best suits your needs and
agree with you on all dishes
go shopping
come to your home and cook
lay the table and serve (if requested)
clean and tidy up the kitchen
cooking classes

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Experience an official tuscany tour with

Private Trasfer from Florence Airport to Florence City Hotel

In order to avoid waiting for arriving passengers, the drivers on the internet constantly monitor the status of your flight. Your driver will be waiting in the arrivals terminal with a sign with your name.

from 95,28 US Dollar

Siena and Chianti Wineries Excursion by Private Luxury Van from Florence

Enjoy an unforgettable day spent visiting Siena and the Chianti area accompanied by an expert English-speaking driver born and raised in Tuscany. Spend your morning exploring the Gothic city of Siena with its famous shell-shaped Piazza del Campo and the gorgeous cathedral. In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to visit some of the most famous wineries, or some lesser-known small family businesses, to see their cellars and taste excellent wines.

from 515,19 US Dollar

Private Walking Tour: Florence and All Its Beauty

Let your professional tour guide, walk you through the beauty, history and passion of Florence and its beautiful surroundings on this private
walking tour. This is a small group tour that gives you a personalized experience for your memorable trip to Florence.

from 162,5 US Dollar

Florence Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide

This 2.5 hour walking city tour will take you to the highlights of the city of Florence led by a local expert guide. 
This tour is a great introduction to the city and you will see Santa Croce Church, the Bargello Palace, Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Repubblica, Palazzo Vecchio, the Porcellino, the Cathedral, Giotto's Bell Tower, the church of San Lorenzo and the local market. The guide will give you also precious suggestions on how to spend your holiday in Florence and where to eat.

from 11,08 US Dollar
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