Antonio Carluccio

Having moved to London in 1975, Antonio set up and ran the Neal Street Restaurant and spent 10 years developing the hugely successful Carluccio’s Caffes. In 1998 he was given the Commendatore award for his knowledge, enthusiasm and lifetime’s service to the Italian food industry, and in 2007 he received the O.B.E. He has written thirteen bestselling books, and made numerous television programmes – the latest being the second instalment of the enormously successful Two Greedy Italians series, which was broadcast in Spring 2012.