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Work with Valentina


There’s nothing more valuable than insight from a true expert. Valentina’s consultancy work encompasses staff training, recipe development, and the sharing of her unparalleled expertise and knowledge of Italian food and culture. Uniquely positioned as both bilingual and bicultural, Valentia’s consultancy bridges the gap between Italian and English culture, with a firm knowledge of how to bring authentic Italian cuisine to UK consumers, making her an integral asset to any food outlet.


Valentina has worked as a consultant for a number of organisations during the course of her career, including Sainsburys, Tesco, Waitrose, The Co-op, Costa, Sacla UK, Gallo Rice, Barilla, Buitoni, and many more.


She is also proud to be a member of the Food Values Initiative, an exclusive group of only 100 food experts, scientists, and medical experts. She regards this association as one of the greatest honours of her career.



Valentina brings her culinary expertise and passion for authentic Italian cuisine to enhance your special occasions and events. Whether you're planning an intimate gathering, a lavish dinner, or a corporate luncheon, and also to all consumers and clients around the world who want to understand and learn about Italian food in a completely authentic way, Valentina can be hired to create a memorable culinary experience. From meticulously crafted menus to exquisite presentation, she ensures that every dish is a true reflection of her culinary artistry. With attention to detail and a commitment to quality, Valentina will work closely with you to curate a bespoke catering experience that delights the senses and leaves a lasting impression on your guests. Additionally, Valentina's expertise extends beyond catering.




Valentina is passionate about sharing her culinary knowledge and expertise, and she offers personalized cooking classes for both groups and individuals. Whether you're gathering a group of up to 24 people or seeking a more intimate one-on-one experience, Valentina will come to your own home to provide an immersive and hands-on cooking session. With her warm and engaging teaching style, she will guide you through the art of Italian cuisine, from mastering traditional recipes to exploring creative twists. Get ready to enhance your culinary skills, create delicious meals, and make lasting memories with Valentina as your personal culinary mentor.



As a regular face at food festivals across the UK, including the Eat and Drink Festival at Ideal Home Show, Destinations, Love Food, and IFE, Valentina’s involvement ranges from hosting and presenting to captivating cooking demonstrations and engaging talks.


From time to time, you will also find Valentina on radio and television, making appearances on Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, Ready Steady Cook, The Great British Bake Off, and on her original BBC TV series, Italian Regional Cookery. Valentina is also the Official Ambassador for Delicious Magazine at their prestigious Produce Awards.


Food tour host

A highlight of Valentina’s job is organising and charting educational culinary adventures across all the regions of Italy and around the world. As the expert host for Kirker Travel’s gastronomic food tours in Italy and several other food companies, Valentina relies on her wealth of knowledge and infectious enthusiasm to guide travellers on a journey of unforgettable flavours. From exploring hidden gem eateries to savouring exquisite wine pairings, she ensures that each moment is a celebration of the senses. Valentina teaches regularly at world famous The Bertinet Kitchen in Bath and at the very successful Limpsfield Cookery School.

Her aim is to give you a real sense of the place you have visited or discovered via your taste buds - which in her opinion is the best, most honest, and most unforgettable way to get to understand the essence of a place.