About the Chef Gianfranco Chiarini

Gianfranco Chiarini is an Italian Michelin-starred chef from Ferrara, whose culinary style is described as Italian “Nouvelle Fusion Cuisine.” 


He was born in Ferrara in northern Italy. He grew up in Italy, Venezuela and the USA. His culinary training took place at the Instituto de Alta Gastronomia de Caracas in Venezuela, the Pittsburgh Culinary Institute in the U.S.A and later at the Cordon Bleu in Paris, France


Following this, he gained professional experience at La Pergola (*** Michelin stars) in Rome and the Pirsch-Mühle in Hamfelde (* Michelin star), Northern Germany and other important outlets. Later, he continued to the Middle East, Asia and Africa, where he created artistic meals for luxury hotels and resorts as well as for famous personalities, such as the Middle Eastern Emirs, U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife and many more.


The complex culinary styles of these countries enriched his own cooking style and made their way into his cookbooks. In 2010, he published The New Renaissance of Italian Fusion Cuisine 1.0, which was followed by additional books. He was also the EMEA Culinary Director of a large food ingredients manufacturer in Hamburg, Germany. (National Starch Food Innovation known today as Ingredion).

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