Private Chef Services

Cooking lessons & private dining experiences with professional chefs

private chefs

At most of our villas in Italy it is possible to arrange first-class experiences with a professional chef; from private cooking lessons in your villa kitchen and intimately catered meals to expertly prepared dishes delivered to your doorstep. Our private chefs come from all across Italy and beyond, each with their professional qualifications, culinary specialities and unique ways of expressing different regional traditions and flavours through their cooking.

While Simona Ferrari from La Spezia can show you the secrets to making the perfect Ligurian Pesto, Lorena Autori has only had the last 25 years to master the art of Umbrian cuisine. Francesco Marrucelli — the resident chef at the prestigious Estate of Petroio and master of fresh hand-kneaded pasta — is committed to the traditions of Tuscan cooking.

private chefs

We work with chefs that specialise in vegan and vegetarian gastronomy, fresh seafood, truffles, pasta, pastry and classic Italian desserts.

private chefs

Whatever your interests or tastes may be, our Concierge Team can find the perfect chef for you and your travel party. You can even have a private cooking masterclass with our Michelin star chef, Pietro Cacciatori, or sit back and watch the expert at work while he prepares mouthwatering meals for you in your villa kitchen.


Private catering services


At our fully staffed villas with chefs rise refreshed to find breakfast ready and waiting for you, enjoy alfresco lunches on your private terrace and dinners that are prepared with only the highest-quality ingredients. Our staff will take care of you so you can focus on enjoying the beautiful Italian scenery or relaxing by your private pool.

If you are planning a more intimate getaway, our chefs like Matisse, also specialise in romantic dinners for two. However small or large your party size, however frequently or infrequently you’d like to make use of our chef services, we will cater to you. We even offer banqueting and catering services for larger scale get-togethers, celebrations and special occasions like weddings. There is also the option to have prepared meals delivered to your villa for an even more convenient and private dining experience.


Meet our chefs


Francesco Marrucelli
Chefs Laura e Gianluca
Chefs Pippo & Guia
Chef Mattisse
Chef Pietro
Chef Lisa Bianchieri

Food glorious food

Time and time again, guests tell us that dinners they had “in villa” were so much more enjoyable than those taken in restaurants. This is thanks not only to the deliciousness of the food – your cook will prepare genuine expressions of the local cuisine using only the finest ingredients sourced from the very best local suppliers – but also to the private, intimate atmosphere of their very own home from home.



In-Villa Cooking Classes


We can arrange for a professional chef to come and teach you the secrets of Italian cuisine in your villa kitchen, from hand-made pasta and pizza to traditional desserts and creative contemporary cuisine.

private chefs

You could even prepare a full three-course meal that will feel even more rewarding to finally sit down and taste once it is finished. For bold flavours with added personality, our chefs will teach you the tales and history behind each recipe so you can truly learn the secrets behind each dish you make. With dynamic duo Gianluca and Laura, you can even master mixology in a cocktail masterclass or learn to make authentic Italian coffee — the kind you could only dream of being able to prepare for yourself at home.

If this is exciting to your taste buds, we also offer Cooking Vacations in Italy, where you can choose from one of three programmes and spend a week learning the secrets of Italian cuisine, all included in the price of your villa rental. Master the art of pasta making, delve into the world of nonna’s traditional Italian kitchen or savour vegetarian classics in a hands-on gastronomic adventure.

private chefs

To see what other travellers think of our private chef services, and the experience of staying in a Tuscany Now & More luxury villa, read our verified reviews.

private chefs

Whatever your interests or tastes may be, our Concierge Team can find the perfect chef for you and your travel party. You can even have a private cooking masterclass with our Michelin star chef, Pietro Cacciatori, or sit back and watch the expert at work while he prepares mouthwatering meals for you in your villa kitchen.


Speak to a Concierge Specialist

Please let us know your needs and requirements and a member of our experienced sales or concierge team will get back to you immediately.

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