Umberto Caltabiano
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Umberto Caltabiano

Sicilian Chef creating Italian feasts in Somerset

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About the Chef

Specialising in Sicilian cuisine, Somerset-based Chef Umberto Caltabiano (Sicilian Donkey) offers his services as a personal chef, caterer and cooking teacher specialising in Italian food. Umberto grew up on the beautiful island of Sicily where he learned to cook with his grandmother. Over the past 18 years he has worke...... Specialising in Sicilian cuisine, Somerset-based Chef Umberto Caltabiano (Sicilian Donkey) offers his services as a personal chef, caterer and cooking teacher specialising in Italian food. Umberto grew up on the beautiful island of Sicily where he learned to cook with his grandmother. Over the past 18 years he has worked in Italy, Spain, Germany, Amsterdam, London, Bristol and Bath. Umberto's passion for sharing Sicilian food is driven by his love for this unique cuisine: the product of a vast array of culinary influences, including Greek, Roman, Arab, Spanish and French cuisines. Sicilian Donkey arancini are a big favourite with clients and Chef Umberto emerged as the victor in a head to head contest with Carluccio's Caffe in which his arancini were proclaimed the #BestBalls! Before moving to Somerset, he lived and worked in London finding an appreciative audience for his food through an online gourmet takeaway service and providing quirky celebration feasts for weddings, birthdays and anniversary parties as well as the seasonal menu of modern British classics. Now in Somerset, he is enormously excited by the great local produce on his doorstep and using these ingredients to produce the deceptively-simple dishes for which Italy is famed. Always learning and loving to try out new dishes, Umberto is experimenting with spice and Ottolenghi-inspired Mediterranean food currently. He is already busy with celebration events being booked every weekend for intimate romantic dinners to large family get-togethers in country houses. Read all Hide

Location

Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom +30 km

Spoken Languages

English, Italiano, Español

Cuisine type

Cooking class, Brunch, British, Italian, Sicilian, Mediterranean

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