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
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.
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.
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.
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