The passion for cooking and for the flavors of Katia Maccari, Executive Chef of I Salotti restaurant, 1 Michelin star, of La Taverna del Patriarca restaurant and general manager of Villa Il Patriarca hotel.


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Katia Maccari

Guide and soul of I Salotti del Patriarca

Katia Maccari is the guide and soul of "I Salotti" restaurant, which for years boasts the renowned Michelin star. The chef with great passion and flair creatively, recomposes the traditions of the Sienese countryside in new and surprising dishes

What inspired me?

Grandmother, mother, Tuscany

Toscana DOC was born in Montepulciano, in the province of Siena, in 1976. After graduation, at the age of twenty she began managing a trattoria together with two friends. These are the years in which she approaches the world of cooking, those dishes of the Tuscan tradition that from an early age she saw coming out, almost magically, from the expert hands of her grandmother and mother.

Since 2003 I have been to Villa il Patriarca

Here I spent the best years of my life

In 2003 she joined the family business, Villa il Patriarca, and here she realized that cooking is the passion of his life. “Thus began the ten most intense, but most beautiful years of my life, between the study and the birth of my children: Valerio, Matilde and Pietro.

The philosophy of the restaurant

I learned it by watching my children

From my children I learned that when you talk about taste, nuances are a secondary aspect, because as they say "a dish is either good or bad". In the end what must remain is the taste of the raw materials; this is our daily challenge in the kitchen and the philosophy of my restaurant.

Awards and recognitions

Executive Chef, Restaurant I Salotti

1 Michelin Star 2020 (15 consecutive years)
Member of Atelier des Grandes Dames veuve Clicquot
From 2016 partner of the "Jarit" project in Milan
2016-2015 Guest Chef restaurant of "Palazzo Parigi"
In 2015 she was nominated Ambassdor We Women for Expo
Since 2015 Curator of the "Ricette d'Italia" series

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