Italian Michelin-starred chefs

Gualtiero Marchesi


Marchesi gained the epithet of 'father of modern Italian cuisine.' In 1977 he opened his first restaurant in Milan in Via Bovesin de la Riva, gaining a Michelin star in his first year and a second star the following year. In 1985, he made history when he became the first Italian chef to receive three Michelin stars. Marchesi created 'cucina nuova totale', the Italian answer to France's nouvelle cuisine. His signature dishes, deeply intertwined wi[...]
Massimo Bottura


Bottura's Restaurant Osteria Francescana in Modena has been listed in the top 5 at The World's 50 Best Restaurant Awards since 2010 and received top ratings from ESPRESSO and Gambero Rosso. Osteria Francescana was ranked 2nd World's Best Restaurant at the S.Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards in 2015, and has collected 3 Michelin stars. What makes Bottura so unique is that he tried and successfully managed to reinvent the traditional It[...]
Enrico Crippa


Enrico Crippa gained three Michelin stars for his restaurant Piazza Duomo in Alba (Piedmont). It is also ranked 39th on the S. Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants List. Enrico Crippa, before opening his own restaurant, worked with Gualtiero Marchesi, Michel Bras and Ferran Adrià. Perfectionist and attentive, his menu is characterized by exceptional local products and a particular creativity that comes from Asian influences. Crippa's most famo[...]
Massimiliano Alajmo


He is the youngest chef in the history to gain three Michelin stars, in 2002, when he opened with his brother the restaurant Le Calandre in Padua. The young chef gained the nickname of 'Mozart dei fornelli' (Mozart of the stovetop). Massimiliano mixes new cooking technologies, such as the chill-blaster and liquid nitrogen, with traditional wooden instruments, all-natural yeast, Sicilian capers, wild oregano, terracotta pots and his own blends of [...]
Annie Feolde


Annie Feolde, with her husband, Giorgio Pinchiorri, is the Chef owner of Enoteca Pinchiorri in Florence. In 1970 she met Giorgio Pinchiorri, when he was a sommelier just graduated. Together detected the basement of a historic building in via Ghibellina: first wine bar, then it turned into a buffet with appetizers to accompany the wines. In 1982 she gained the first Michelin star, between 1983 and 1992 the second one. In 1993-94 she became the fir[...]
Nadia Santini


Nadia Santini is the most influential female Chef in Italy and in the world: in 2013 she was awarded with the title of World's Best Female Chef by Restaurant magazine. She is at the head of her family restaurant, 'Dal Pescatore' in Canneto sull'Oglio, Lombardy, which held three Michelin stars since 1996: Nadia Santini became then the first female chef to have such a high level of appreciation. Her cooking philosophy is to give the heart to each d[...]
Heinz Beck


Executive Chef at La Pergola since 1994, Heinz Beck was honoured with numerous awards for outstanding achievement throughout a long and prestigious career. Under his guidance, since 2001 'La Pergola' gained 2 Michelin stars, in 2004 BMW Guide awarded it as 'Best Restaurant of the year', in 2005 gained the third Michelin star, 19/20 in L'Espresso Guide and Gambero Rosso, Veronelli awarded it with three stars.The menu at La Pergola is his greatest [...]
Enrico Cerea


Chef Enrico Cerea is the eldest son of Bruna and Vittorio, the owners of the Da Vittorio restaurant and Relais&Chateaux, a sumptuous villa in Brusaporto. It was quickly clear that he would work in a professional kitchen. From childhood discovered the secrets of his family's recipes and never stopped learning. This is one of the reasons because Cerea has gained three Michelin stars since 2009 and Da Vittorio continues to boast a long history of cu[...]


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