chef lessons
by Donatella Zampoli

After your breakfast have a meeting with Chef Donatella for a brief visit of a wonderful "Mercator centrale" food market in the hard of city Florence learn traditions, ingredients, flavours of authentic Italian food.

By the rights ingredients and start lesson at Palazzo Rimbotti. Learn great recipes and techniques with a Michelin Star Chef Donatella Zampoli Togethere you will practise and have a great fun! Share the memory of your holiday with your friends and family!

For lovers of Italy and Italian food&wine we have prepared the following programs to choice:

The world of pasta
Everything you must know about pasta, you'll learn to create fresh home made pasta as ravioli, tagliatelle etc. with different sauces dedicated to the pasta lovers!

If you are interested in learning about tasting a wide variety of Tuscany wines, there is an opportunity to have a wine lesson with special menu created by chef Donatella. History, tradition Combination of food&wine to appreciate the culture of this land.

Making a good risotto is not cooking it's a arts!! How to cook risotto, witch rice it's better for a perfect risotto.Many different recipes with fresh seasonal

Together with Chef Donatella at the central market choose the right peaces, speak with the butcher, By the fresh ingredients and start together to prepare the meat: served in various styles with different cut (beef-veal-lamb-lever-etc...) Cooked in wine, roasted, grilled etc...The Italian style to served a fantastic main course!

Health benefit for using Extra virgin olive oil. Olive oil lesson and tasting. Starters, Soup, Primi piatti (pasta-rice- gnocchi...) all with vegetables Health but with taste!

Donatella Zampoli | Curriculum vitae

Date of birth:
August 3, 1959

Place of birth:
Cavalese (TN) Italy

Via Caduti di Secchieta 27/a, Reggello, Firenze


1973-1978 Hotel school, Stresa (Italy) degree in Hotel management
1978-1982 Language University in Germany Languages English, French, German Work Experience

1982-1983 Public relations for fashion design Daniel Hechter in Paris 1984-1991 8 years of incresing success at the Family relais restaurant "Mas del Saugo" in Cavalese in the Dolomites
1988 Awarded a Michelin Star
1989 Organisation of numerous gastronomical event in Milan with celebritis from the world of The performing arts and politicts (Arnaldo Pomodoro, Ornella Vanoni, Bettino Craxi etc)
1990 Organisation of events at the Daniel Poppelmann Museum in Germany that combined Ialian Art and cusine. Herford, Geramany 1991-1993 Hospitality consulant for "La Cantinetta Antinori", Santa Cristina Estate, Castello della Sala For the Wine producer Marchesi Antinori of Florence Italy
1993-1995 Consulting italian executive-chef and F&B department for Opening and pre-opening an board of the "Marco Polo" cruise ship for Orient-Cruise Lines (800 passangeres) Consultant /cordinator of training 300 staff F&B departement
1996- 1998 Consulting F&B pre-opening Hotel Regency Kuala Lumpur-Malaysa
1999 Since the beginning of the Year I have been the PR Manager for the Marchesi de Frescobaldi Wine producer in Florence, Italy This involves managing all the special event (Wine and Stars) as well the hospitality programm at the three principal winemaking estates, Castello di Nipozzano, Castello di Pomino, and Castelgiocondo.
2002 External gastronomical consultant since June 2002 at the Kempinski Hotel in Budapest
2003 Hospitality consulant for Ornellaia Estate-Bolgheri (Italy) 2006 from Marchesi de Frescobaldi since the 1999 I'm still the responsable for the the gestion of the Hospitality programm for the Frescobaldi Winemaking estates, external gastronomical consulting for Food importeur in Hungary Farnetani-Budapest, exsternal gastronomical consulting for Schoenhuberfranchi -Bolzano (horeka Business-interprice)