Mattisse is a multilingual "Personal Chef" with worldwide references from a huge variety of satisfied customers including famous personalities and celebrities. He also appeared in the WASHINGTON POST (by Al Kamen and Peter Behr), NEW YORK TIMES (by Susan Alport), CASE&COUNTRY (life style magazine Milan), GREAT OUTDOORS (TV show Australia), THE INDIPENDENT ON SUNDAY (by Ian McCurrach UK) and many others.



Hi Mattisse Thanks for a wonderful evening. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the cooking class and the food was delicious. As we are preparing meals now we keep referring to the tips you gave us. The pasta making was an absolute highlight and I so appreciate you doing it with us. Please will you forward the recipes to me and I will pass them on to the others. Once again thanks to both you and Momo. If we're ever in Tuscany again will definitely let you know. Kind regards Sharon (USA)


Chef Mattisse We wanted to thank you again for the cooking class. We all had lots of fun and the food was delicious - it was one of the highlights of our trip. Speaking of which, can you please provide us with the recipes so that we can host a dinner party for our wider group of friends at home. Warmest regards, Tracey and the gang from Toronto (Canada)



Hi Mattisse, Our thank you is long overdue but the class, the fun, the wine, the food last September was outstanding!! Steve (USA/HU)


Dear Franco, I do not know how to thank you. Borgo di Sicelle is such a beautiful and relaxing place and you and Silvia were a delight. The villa was perfect and I will recommend to all our friends. Thanks also for your recommendation to take a cooking class in your brand new kitchen with Chef Mattisse. We all enjoyed his company and had a wonderful lesson and dinner. I can't wait for another fantastic experience in your beautiful Tuscany. Very best regards, Rick, Ashley, Tom, Cinzia, Carol and Roger (GB)



Chef Mattisse, Thanks again for the great time we had with you learning how to cook some Tuscan food. It was an extra treat as we celebrated my wife's 60th birthday. We look forward to you sending us the recipes. Best regards, Craig (USA)


Dear Mattisse, I followed up with my customers this morning…..they told me that their experience with you was an A+ ! Thank you for taking such good care of my clients, and thanks Patrice, for the great referral of Chef Mattisse in the first place. Warm Regards, Rosanne (USA)


Chef Mattisse, Hope this note finds you well! Just want to share that our evening with you and Tom in Tuscany was one of our most memorable. We had such a lovely night... We loved the amazing meal, wine and conversations and your helpful hints in the kitchen! You have truly inspired our family to cook! So happy to say that my kids are all preparing me a dinner for Mother's Day! Please let us know if your travels get you close to Minnesota and if we get back to Italy, we would love to spend another evening with you! Thanks again! All our best, Eileen, Bill, Blake, Emily and Abby (USA)



Dear Chef Mattisse Thank you again for the great day that you ran with my father and the group. They all learnt a lot and had a really good day. When you have a moment could you drop me an e-mail with the recipes and I will pass them on to the group. I hope you have a good summer. Thanks again. Warm regards, Lara (SA)


Dear Chef Mattisse Tonight my brother in law Michael and Mark came for dinner. Look what I made for dessert! Your recipe...came out super duper! We were talking about our lesson tonight and how much we all learned! Was a great night with you and we were able to recall all our dinner preps! Hope you are well and happy New year! Regards Gayle (USA)



Hello Mattisse, Thank you very much for a lovely evening yesterday......we enjoyed the cooking lesson, and the food was amazing...especially the tomato basil pasta. We look forward to your recipes from last night, best regards, Dave (Canada/SA)


Chef Mattisse !! The whole family would like to thank you very much for the wonderful dinner and cooking lesson you presented us. The whole afternoon was just delightful and the food was delicious. Needless to say, everyone would LOVE to have the recipes for all the dishes you prepared for us. I will pass them on to the others. Thank you so very much!! Ciao! Norine (USA)



Hello Mattisse, Just wanted to drop a line to say thank you for a wonderful night of cooking. The food was amazing. The kids had a blast! Could you possibly forward e a few recipes? The ragu, the chicken dish, the tiramisu and if you have a good biscotti recipe, please send along too. Enjoy your summer!!! Laura (USA)


Hi Mattisse We had a great time last week at our villa, thank you for such an enjoyable and knowledgeable cooking session. The food was delicious and I learned a lot too!! I will always cut onions like you showed us from now on. Thanks for all your insight and enthusiasm, we had a fantastic time with you in Italy. Keep us posted on your London plans, they sound very exciting!!! I am also going to pass your details to a friend at work who is coming to italy this summer and asked if I knew someone could do a cooking session for them! Take care, Keith (GB/SA)



Hello Chef! Thank you again for the wonderful evening you provided us, which will be forever in our memories... but - to help us jump start our memory through the amazing sights and smells from that evening - would you mind sharing with us the recipes we did? We will send some photos for your files as soon as we get them organized, as well. Again, grazie mille! Daniela (UK)


Hello Mattisse, I just looked at the fotos we took in Toscana and many other beautiful Italian places. Your Menu was a masterpiece of kitchenart - have you ever thought to coach Gordon Ramsey a little bit? We wish all the best to You from Eastern Finlands city Joensuu which is famous for example from Carelian pies - a little masterpiece of recovered mashed potatoes or boiled rice (simple and nice). Hoping to see You again. Maijariitta and Jyry (Finland)



Buongiorno Chef Mattisse, Wanted to write a note of thanks for your cooking service on our recent trip to Tuscany. All six of us on the trip were so thrilled with your food, and are still talking to people about it! Our only regret is not hiring you for more than one night. We would love it if you are willing to share your recipes for the menu and we look forward to our next trip to Tuscany - where we would hope to hire you again! Grazie Mille, Peter (USA)


Hello Chef We enjoyed our recent cooking class and our entire group had a fantastic time. We were wondering if you could send us the recipes from our dinner. The Tuscan bread soup, beef Saltimbocca and panna cotta with chocolate sauce. We appreciate it! Thank you Sandy (USA)


Ein Hallo dem Meister, Also dass uns gerade ein Bayer toskanisch verzaubern würde, wer hätte das gedacht. Aber wir sind uns einig und vielen Dank – ja, Du hast recht, die beste Küche ist eine ehrliche und einfache, ohne viel Firlefanz und Pipapo. Wir werden uns hier im Schwarzwald mal auf die Suche machen nach "ehrlichen" Restaurants ! Und wenn Ihr an Weihnachten hoch kommt, ruft an, und wir lassen die Kochlöffel tanzen. Seid gegrüßt aus Freiburg und hoffentlich auf bald. Ciao Gert, Wolfram, Lorle und Petra (Germany)



Hello Mattisse, We have just returned from our wonderful trip to Italy. Our group of six all felt one of the highlights of our Italian trip was the time spent with you at the villa at your cooking class. Mattisse, not only are you a great chef, you're personable and have that great personality that makes everyone like you from the very first time they meet you. You possess all those good traits and at the same time a good teacher. The number of hints to make things much easier you have given us in our cooking class with you will be used many times by all of us.


Mattisse on your next trip to the U.S ( let us know) we could gather our group together with a few additions and have another great cooking class and meal with you. Again thank you for the class and the recipes, Jeanette (USA)


Chef Mattisse On behalf of the whole family and friends, I want to thank you for the enjoyable evening, an entertaining lesson and a wonderful meal. Please provide us the recipes so we may have the pleasure of trying to duplicate the Tuscany cuisine. If you ever find yourself in the greater New York metro area be sure to let us know. It would be nice to duplicate the event stateside at some time in the future. All our best, John and Debbie (USA)


Dear Mattisse Thank you so much for your email and the recipes. What a wonderful and entertaining evening we spent in your company a week past Friday. The food was absolutely gorgeous and we spoke about it for many a day. What's more even at my tender age, I picked up good tips for good food. We even bought a mandolino at the market the following week and I have been practicing with the Zuchinni. You certainly have made a lasting impression on all of us. By the way we had a wonderful pasta di pomodori in Montalcino on Saturday. I remember you mentioning that if any person can make a really good one then they are good cooks. Incidentally do you have a recipe for that. I will cetainly recommend you to all and I hope we meet again. Kind regards Christa (UK)



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