Featured News / 12.22.2019

Chef Luigi Diotaiuti Named Ambassador of Basilicata, Italy’s Cuisine in the World



Italian-American Classics at the State Department

Chef Luigi is a member of the American Chefs Corps Network through the U.S. Department of State where he prepared Italian-American classics at the Groundbreaking Reception for the USA Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015.  Read the press release.


Festival Gastronomico Judge

For two consecutive years in August 2014 and 2015 Chef Luigi Diotaiuti was a judge at the Festival Gastronomico….con Gusto! in Capitello, Italy.


Embassy Chefs Challenge

Chef Luigi Diotaiuti was a judge at Passport DC’s Embassy Chef Challenge held at the International Trade Center in Washington, DC in 2015.


Making Ravioli at Metro Cooking DC

In November 2014, Chef Luigi Diotaiuti prepared Ravioli Ripieni di Caciocavallo, one of the most popular restaurants at Al Tiramisu Restaurant from his cookbook on the James Beard Stage at MetroCooking DC.


The James Beard “Beauty of Basilicata” Dinner

As a chef, presenting a dinner at an establishment like the James Beard Foundation is an ultimate accomplishment.  Chef Luigi decided to use the occasion to represent his homeland in a seven-course dinner called “The Beauty of Basilicata.” The passion and dedication to tradition in Basilicata, along with its unique terroir and the multilayered cultural […]


Two Chefs Culinary Cruise

Chef Luigi Diotaiuti and Chef Amy Riolo led a culinary cruise from Istanbul to Athens on Oceania Cruises in October 2014.The cruise included hands-on cooking classes, wine-pairing sessions with Chef Luigi, culinary history presentations with chef Amy, as well as spice market workshops. Watch the video here.

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