Chianti Kitchen, the Tuscan School of Cooking, has been created by chef Seamus de Pentheny O'Kelly and Tuscan travel consultant Patrizia Barbieri. They met thanks to food and cooking: Patrizia was setting up cooking courses in Tuscany, and Seamus was teaching cooking classes. One thing led to another and they got married on July 7, 2007. Today they run together Chianti Kitchen, the Tuscan School of Cooking: Seamus teaches the cooking courses and Patrizia manages the Tuscan Tours.
To see Seamus' biography, click here.
Patrizia is a seasoned food, wine and travel specialist. She graduated with a Master in Fine Arts in Florence, and has also received extensive training in culinary arts and wine appreciation. She has worked with the most celebrated Italian winemakers such as Antinori, Frescobaldi and Ricasoli, she managed a division of the famous Uffizi Museum and promoted on international level Tuscan gourmet products. Her key passions have always stayed the same: sharing with others the delights of Tuscany, its food and wine, its countryside and culture.
Chianti Kitchen, The Tuscan School of Cooking of Chef Seamus de Pentheny O'Kelly - Tuscany, Italy -