Agent: Alice Saunders
Born into a cooking dynasty in Corgeno on the shores of Lake Comabbio in Northern Italy, Giorgio Locatelli is considered by many to be one of the finest Italian chefs in the UK and the world. At his Michelin starred restaurant, Locanda Locatelli, Giorgio serves traditional Italian dishes, emphasising the quality and freshness of the produce as well as adding his own creative touch.
Giorgio has had a column in the Guardian and written a number of bestselling books, most recently Made In Sicily published by Fourth Estate in 2011. He is currently working on the perfect collection of modern Italian recipes to enjoy at home.
Giorgio has co-presented two series for BBC2 on Sicily and Italy. He shares judging duties with Rosemary Shrager on BBC2's The Big Family Cooking Showdown, the cooking show presented by Nadiya Hussain and Zoe Ball which sees 16 families compete in culinary challenges to be crowned the nation's best family of cooks.