Ciao,
I’m
Danilo
Cortellini


Head Chef at the Italian Embassy in London, and founder of TIRAMISOO EVENTS, my London based catering and events company with an Italian soul.

You might have seen me on BBC2’s MasterChef: The Professionals a few years ago, fighting my way to the top and ranking as one of the finalists or my more recent appearances on BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen bringing charming Italian recipes to the main stream. However, my food journey started way before these ventures…

More about me…

Ciao,
I’m
Danilo
Cortellini


Head Chef at the Italian Embassy in London, and founder of TIRAMISOO EVENTS, my London based catering and events company with an Italian soul.

You might have seen me on BBC2’s MasterChef: The Professionals a few years ago, fighting my way to the top and ranking as one of the finalists or my more recent appearances on BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen bringing charming Italian recipes to the main stream. However, my food journey started way before these ventures…

From Italy...

I am originally from Abruzzo, a small region in Central Italy that is rich in culinary tradition. Truth be told, I grew up in a stereotypical Italian family, with my Grandma making fresh pasta and mum baking cakes all the time, and I couldn’t be luckier. Although humble, ingredients were always fresh and genuine and mealtimes were synonymous of sharing, of bringing people together. And those are the values I treasure most to this day. As a young chef I wanted to push myself so I travelled throughout Italy gaining experience at two Michelin-starred restaurants – San Domenico in Imola and Perbellini near Verona.

Abruzzo in Italy
Danilo London cooking demonstration

...to London

In 2010 I moved to London and since, I’ve had several challenging roles: for Restaurant Dolada in Mayfair, at three Michelin-starred Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester and Knightsbridge’s Michelin starred Zafferano before being offered the position of Head Chef at the Italian Embassy. Stepping away from the pressure of Michelin stars, I was able to reconnect with my roots and with the sense of comfort, of home that is the very essence of my early aspirations in hospitality. Cooking for events, intimate dinners and large galas at the embassy, have boosted my ability to balance professionalism and etiquette with warmth and the personal touch.

...and beyond

In more recent years I’ve opened Tiramisoo Events, my catering and event company and set up a food, drink & restaurant consultancy service that allows me to take part in exciting projects and international exhibitions, which I am so grateful for. In 2016 I published my first cookbook, ‘4 Grosvenor Square’, The menu of the Italian Embassy in London’, both in English and Italian.

filming a show

4 Grosvenor Square, published in both English and Italian is available to buy from Amazon, Waterstones and the best bookshops around the country.

My Book - ‘4 Grosvenor Square’

My first cookbook is a celebration of my time at the Italian Embassy in London, featuring recipes that reflect our day-to-day life; from business lunches to gala dinners, family meals and canapes receptions. Featuring authentic Italian dishes using beautiful Italian products. These dishes include pastas, risottos, main courses, desserts, breads and cakes, all of which can be easily recreated in the comfort of your own home.

The book is divided into sections based on the occasion. This provides an insight on how I plan my menus, however, like a meal in any Italian’s home my recipes are designed not to be rushed, they are to be enjoyed both in cooking and eating. I also wish to inspire you to create your own version of them.

or buy the Italian version here…

At your service...

My team and I are available and always happy to share our knowledge, experience and expertise by providing a wide range of consultancy services for restaurants and food brands.

Whether you are a food brand looking to raise its profile in the hospitality or consumers sector; a new restaurant opening; a struggling restaurant looking for improvement; searching for new ideas for menus or to enhance the efficiency of your kitchen, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We can also provide communications and social media expertise.

Our consultancy services include:

  • Recipe development
  • Brand development and endorsement
  • Event planning and creation
  • Exhibitions, cooking shows and live demo
  • Sourcing/Selecting suppliers
  • PR support
  • Staff recruitment and training
  • Meeting financial targets

So for help and advice please don’t hesitate to get in touch

Tiramisoo Events

We have a wealth of experience in the private hospitality world providing Authentic Italian hospitality and restaurant quality food in private environments, from intimate dinner parties to large celebrations and corporate receptions for up to 500 people.

We offer each of our clients a warm, stress-free and happy engagement with authentic yet contemporary Italian food.

Our catering services can be tailored to meet any client’s requirements from business events to private dinners, special occasions and weddings. Our team organise each event with close attention to details and the utmost level of discretion and professionalism.

Our bespoke approach to each menu sets the Tiramisoo Events experience apart from the rest. Featuring top quality ingredients, we provide a fine-dining Italian experience, whatever the event might be. We can offer a vast range of services from venue scouting and event planning to equipment hire.

To find out more on all our services visit tiramisoo.co.uk we’re always happy to help!

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Get in touch…

For any enquiries or to get in touch with Danilo, fill out the small form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. If you prefer you can email us at info@danilocortellini.com

or call our office on +44 (0) 7780341456

 

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