Before becoming one of Florence’s most favoured chef duo, Laura and Gianluca were working in various facets of the restaurant and catering world. Fast-forward 10 years, the dynamic duo are offering gastronomic experiences that combine local traditions and respect for seasonal high-quality products, with modern techniques and flavours.

Laura Franceschetti (“the boss”) 
Growing up in the restaurant business, many of her recipes have been passed down from her nonna (“grandmother”). Laura’s cooking style skillfully combines traditional Tuscan cuisine and imaginative flavours, without neglecting the inexorable influence of the Mediterranean diet.

Gianluca Somigli  (“the gipsy”)
Having worked in various restaurants around the world, Gianluca brings a touch of magic to the kitchen. He is the creative force behind the duo, pushing the boundaries of Tuscan food to bold new flavours, aromas and colours.  

Chef Services: Cooking classes | Private chef catering | Prepared meal delivery | Coffee Masterclass | Cocktail masterclass
Languages: English | Italian | French
Specialities: Classic cuisine | Creative cuisine | Regional cuisine | Truffles | Game | Seafood | Fresh pasta | BBQ | Bread & Pastry | Desserts

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Laura and Gianluca

Chef Laura & Ginaluca

Delicious birthday dinner

"Chef Laura and Gianluca tailored the menu to suit our requests, making sure every detail was taken care of from the cocktail list to the name on the cake. This dinner at our villa was the highlight of our trip — we can’t recommend their services enough!"



Taste your way through Italy

Three traditional Venetian recipes that make a great bite for any time of the day.


Sarde in Saor

Sarde in Saor

Fried sardine fillets marinated with onions in a sweetened vinegar solution.

Tuna Polpette

Tuna Polpette

 These tuna meatballs are even tastier than the meaty version.

Baccalà Mantecato

Baccalà Mantecato

Enjoy this creamy and salty spread on toasted crostini or polenta.

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