Giorgio grew up in Northern Italy where his love for food and cooking was nurtured from an early age as his family ran a Michelin-starred restaurant. He has worked across Europe, from Italy to France, Switzerland to the UK. He’s been head chef at a prestigious London restaurant and has gone on to independently open a range of restaurants to critical acclaim, including most recently celebrity favourite, Locanda Locatelli. Giorgio’s has starred in many TV series, such as the BBC’s Italy Unpacked which explored Italy’s history, culture, food, art and landscape.
Giorgio’s daughter Margherita, 16, has multiple food allergies and severe eczema. Giorgio has previously reflected on the possibility of links between early exposure to a wide variety of foods and the development of allergies in children, something which his career as a chef may have influenced. Despite her allergies, Margherita is a great food lover and has even expressed an interest in following in her father’s food steps into the catering and hospitality industry & and who wouldn’t, with such a great teacher on hand!
Giorgio and wife, Plaxy, are pleased to be active patrons for The Anaphylaxis Campaign since 2012.