About me

My name is Grazia, I was born in Italy of a Canadian mother and an Italian father, I grew up in Florence Italy learning the best of both worlds.

After a lifetime of amateur cooking, I finally decided to turn my passion into my profession.

Now I am a qualified personal chef, and I work from any kitchen, even yours ! I understand both the Italian and the Canadian culture and tastes.

Wether you are on holiday or just over for the weekend, I can make your life easyer by doing your grocery shopping and making sure that dinner is ready when you get home.

As a personal chef I can prepare dinner parties, birthdays, anniversaries, or even just an aperitivo can become a special event when you can be with your guests and not in the kitchen. You can enjoy snacks after skiing all day, or lunch and dinner for you everyday. I can organize your weekly menu, so you don’t even have to think about it.

I am a qualified teacher of italian cuisine by the Association of Italian Cuisine Teachers of Milan, and can teach you to make anything from home made potato gnocchi, to lasagne, or ossobuco, even that crunchy turcan bread used to make bruschetta!

Grazia AcanforaOne of my goals is to provide true italian food, served in a fancy or family stile, made ahead or express, as long as it is healthy, tasty and fully enjoyable.


12 thoughts on “About me

  1. Our stay at San Casciano would not have been the same without you, Grazia!!!! A chance to be with family while delicious meals awaited us. What a treat – a big, big, THANK YOU! Mianne

  2. Hello Grazia,

    I would like to make an appointment to discuss some dinners: How may I contact you for a private discussion.

    Kindest Regards,


  3. Cuoca,

    Per favore, sempre sto imparando l’italiano, ed ho bisogno di dire “The Passionate Culinarian”. How would you say it? I think “Il Cuoco Profondo” would work, but….I’m not 100% sure. Can you help me out?

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