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Chef Francesco

Experimental philosophy remaining committed to Tuscan traditions

Francesco Marrucelli’s earliest memories are associated with his grandparents’ tavern in Tuscany. That tavern, where the sound of forks on plates and laughter generated the background for a life full of values and mutual respect; where freshly baked bread and hand-rolled pasta was an immeasurable joy to share with everybody; where, most of all, he decided what was to come of his path: to recreate through his cuisine those distant, yet tightly woven memories.  

His first steps into the professional field were at Catering Guidi Lenci, where he honed his experimental attitude but remained committed to keeping Tuscan traditions alive through his high-quality ingredients. Forte dei Marmi, Florence, London, and America are just a few of the places where he’s had the opportunity to showcase his Italian heritage and love for traditional food. 

Francesco is now the resident chef at The Estate of Petroio, where he continues to share his love for Tuscany’s gastronomic specialities with villa guests and celebrity chefs including Michelin-starred chef Tom Aikens.


Chef Services: Cooking classes | Private chef catering | Prepared meal delivery
Languages: English | Italian
Specialities: Classic cuisine | Regional cuisine | Seafood | Fresh pasta | Bread & Pastry | Desserts

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Francesco Marrucelli





Creative culinary delights 

“We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and your hospitality at The Estate of Petroio. After a week of Francesco’s culinary delights, I need to go on a starvation diet. Give our best to Francesco and Aziz, they were great. Thanks for making this past week a memorable one for our entire family”




Nonna’s Kitchen Secrets: Authentic Fresh Pasta

These three recipes are a great treat for the mind, body and soul, and include his nonna's treasured kitchen secrets.



Gnocci

Potato Gnocchi

Fluffy, light, and flavourful homemade gnocchi ready to coat to taste (we love butter and sage)

Maltagliati

Chestnut Flour Maltagliati

 Irregularly shaped flat pasta pieces made with chestnut flour, full of flavour

Ravioli

Potato & Sausage Ravioli

A heartwarming classic (and double carb heaven!)



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