San Francisco, CA


An accomplished Chef and authority on the fine art of Italian living, Deborah Dal Fovo mastered her culinary education in Italian food and wine hands-on from some of Italy’s finest and most renowned chefs, winemakers, food producers and home cooks. Her formal culinary studies include classic training at French Master Chef Roger Vergé’s legendary cooking school in Mougins, France.

Deborah’s passion for food and cooking began at a young age in her Northern Italian-American household and inspired her to return to family origins in Italy where she lived in both Milan and Tuscany for 20 years while traveling extensively throughout the country cultivating its diverse regional flavors and culinary traditions.

A dual citizen of Italy and the United States, Deborah now lives primarily in Northern California and shares her vast Italian experience as a Private Chef, Cooking Instructor, Italian Lifestyle expert and an enthusiastic Italian ambassador of good taste. She appears frequently on TV and DVD cooking shows including ‘View from the Bay’ and ‘Good Cooking with Bruce Aidells’ and shares her recipes and stories of life in Italy on her blog