- Private chef service provinding dinner, lunch or breakfast in Tuscany -

A private chef at your villa in Tuscany

Chef services for your dinners, aperitifs, buffets and special events
Selected menus and local ingredients only, processed by a professional chef in your kitchen



Seasonal vegetables of October


 



Our chef prepares dinner in your kitchen, before serving it and cleaning up


 



Your kitchen becomes the stage of our
professional chef

 




Cutting cantuccini cookies, typically made with almonds

If you are visiting Tuscany you cannot miss its delicious cuisine and the hundreds of specialities produced around you, maybe just next to your villa!
Arianna & Friends arranges private chef services for your party, provided at your location, based on traditional recipes and selected fresh ingredients.



WHY A PRIVATE CHEF?

When staying in Tuscany, there can be many reasons why you may need a personal cook in your apartment or villa preparing a meal for you and cleaning up in the end:

- If you want to be sure that you taste authentic local recipes, prepared with the best fresh ingredients of the season.

- If you want advice on the exquisite wines available in your area.

- If you want to be served like at a restaurant but you prefer to stay home and drink wine without being worried about having to drive back safely;

- If you have just arrived to your villa in Tuscany, and you do not feel like going shopping, cooking or going out for dinner.

- If you just wish to relax with your family and friends and spend a nice evening, maybe by the pool, without worrying about the pots on the stove or in the oven.

- If you want to celebrate a special occasion, like your anniversary or birthday.



 

You can personalize your menu and ask us for advice about the best dishes of the season. Our standard meal includes a couple of appetizers, 1 or 2 primo main courses, a secondo main course and dessert. We select the best local wines to match the dishes prepared.
In case of allergies or restrictions, we can suggest alternative menus, still sticking to our philosophy of local traditions and seasonal ingredients.

Our chef does the shopping and reaches your villa 2-3 hours ahead to prepare your full meal. If your party is over 7 people, an assistant/waiter will help in the service too.

 





Different flours used to make fresh past


Dinner served in the veranda




Selected fresh ingredients from the local markets



Fried vegetables



Italian flag crostini



Bettino, our chef



Making home-made ravioli



Every ingredient is processed in your kitchen

 

 



Our Menus

The menu of the day varies according to the season,
as our cooks only use fresh ingredients and local produce. Here is an example of a Summer menu:




EXAMPLE OF A TYPICAL TUSCAN MENU IN SUMMER


ANTIPASTI - APPETIZERS

Panzanella - Fresh bread salad with basil, tomatoes, onions and cucumbers
Fettunta
- Grilled sliced bread with olive oil and rubbed fresh garlic


PRIMO -
FIRST MAIN COURSE

Pasta fresca agli zucchini - Home-made pasta with zucchini sauce


SECONDO -
SECOND MAIN COURSE

Maiale in crosta -
Pork loin in bread crust


DESSERT


Tiramisù alle pesche - Peach tiramisu

 

 

 




Rates and enquiries

 

PRIVATE CHEF SERVICE
AT YOUR VILLA


- Rates 2014 -

Number of people
in your party
If your villa is located WITHIN 1 HOUR
driving from our
premises in Peccioli
If your villa is located
MORE THAN 1 HOUR
driving from our
premises in Peccioli
1 person
€ 190
€ 230
2 persons
€ 210
€ 250
3 persons
€ 240
€ 280
4 persons
€ 270
€ 310
5 persons
€ 300
€ 340
6 persons
€ 330
€ 370
7 persons
€ 430
€ 470
8 persons
€ 460
€ 500
9 persons
€ 490
€ 530
10 persons
€ 520
€ 560
Extra person
€ 30
€ 30
child 4-12 y.o.
€ 25
€ 25
DURATION OF THIS SERVICE + DINNER: 5 HOURS


Please note that if your party is made of up to 6 people, the service is carried our by our chef only.

If your party is made of 7 people or more, the service is carried out by our chef and an assistant/waiter.

We arrange our private chef service at any villa after asking the owners/housekeepers for their permission.


RATES INCLUDE:

+ private cook
+ all food & wine
+ served full dinner
+ final cleaning of the kitchen
+ tax

 







Testimonials from our guests


COMMENTS OF OUR GUESTS

This is an email we received from Mel. We arranged a private chef service at ther accommodation facility.

Dear Ariann,

I'm so sorry I didn't get the opportunity to thank you in person on Tuesday night for creating such a wonderful evening for my husband's birthday dinner. The food was amazing and the beautifully laid table etc just added to the ambience. We all had a wonderful time. Thank you again.

I will be sure to pass on your details to any of my friends that holiday in this area.

Kind regards
Mel

 

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COMMENTS OF OUR GUESTS

This is an email we received from the Wiesendangers, who booked a series of chef service in her villa during their Tuscan stay:

 

Dear Arianna,

We are back in Paris, but we think about our two weeks at the villa Fagnano often. We had a wonderful vacation. And Veronica and Paolo did a wonderful job. They were not just competent and smart, they were terribly attentive and kind.

Thank you. The Wiesendangers, all 13 of them.

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COMMENTS OF OUR GUESTS

This is an email we received from Anu and Harry, after having our dinner service in their private villa:

 

Hi Massimo,
Thank you for a lovely evening. It was the best way to start our holiday. My parents were thrilled and talked about the evening many times during our stay. We will recommend you to our friends who decide to come to Tuscany! We voted for the best food we had in Italy and you won by a mile.

We were going to come and visit you at your office a few times, but the office was closed.
Thanks for all your tips. We drove around a lot and saw many beatiful places. The rain didn´t bother us in such lovely sceneries.

I will send you pictures as soon as I´ll get them on to my computer.

We would love to stay in touch.

Yours, Anu&Harri






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PRIVATE CHEF SERVICE AT YOUR VILLA IN TUSCANY


 

 

 

ENQUIRE ABOUT A PRIVATE CHEF SERVICE IN TUSCANY

1. PERSONAL INFORMATION:
Name:
E-mail:
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2. BOOKING INFORMATION:
Please, specify the day in which you would like to book a private chef service and check availability:
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If you can be flexible, please, specify the time range in which you would like to book your private chef service and check availability:
From:
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- - - - - Please, provide us with a complete address
- - - - - of your villa or accommodation facility:

 
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(0-12 years old)
   
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