Chef Francesco Mazzei is considered one of the top Italian chefs in London where Italian food lovers have enjoyed his southern Italian recipes on flagship TV shows BBC Saturday Kitchen, MasterChef and Hell’s Kitchen with Italian chef Carlo Cracco.

Read our exclusive interview HERE where Francesco talks to Love Italian Life about the inspiration behind his dishes and his earliest memories of cooking in Italy.

Born and raised in Calabria, Francesco is a proud advocate of Southern Italian food specialities and is famously good friends with Oscar nominated Italian American actor and cookbook author Stanley Tucci (The Devil Wears Prada & The Hungar Games).

Francesco has also worked with Pizza Express to create the spiciest pizza on their Menu, The Calabrese and advised the Calabrian government on how to promote their artisan goods in the UK. Francesco is now the Chef Patron at the restaurant Sartoria in Savile Row, Mayfair, London which made it to the finals of the Love Italian Life Awards 2017 category for The Best Authentic Italian Restaurant in London 2017 (See Facebook Video HERE).

We also invite you to watch this video above of Ready, steady, cook at Fiume Restaurant with Francesco Mazzei and Tom Aikens supporting the non for profit Felix Project collecting fresh, nutritious surplus food that cannot be sold and is instead delivered to charities to provide healthy meals and help the most vulnerable in society.

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