About Livio Colapinto

I was born in Northern Italy, Turin, with Apulian roots and great passion for my mother and grandmothers' kitchens. At 8 I was cooking my first meal for the family and since then I have never stopped searching for the best foods. After my engineering studies and some ten years of finance between London, Zurich and Tokyo I returned to origins, studied food communication at Slow Food University and worked with its president, Carlo Petrini. Eating and travelling are between the most social things one can do and that explains how I made my way to hospitality. Today I am marketing and tourism consultant, private culinary guide and passionate chef. When I plan Zest of Italy tours with my wife Kathrin I bring together my fellow travellers with my favourite food artisans in experiences that never fail to meet hopes and expectations.