Giacomo Marinello, Marinello Tartufi
Italian-born chef Giacomo Marinello brings authentic Italian cooking to Chicago with an emphasis on combining simple ingredients to create incredible flavors. Giacomo received his training working up the ranks at one of the finest Michelin- starred restaurants in London--Locanda Locatelli. After moving to Chicago, Giacomo began working as a private chef and menu consultant. While working in Chicago kitchens, he realized the quality of certain ingredients to be lacking, particularly the truffles. Giacomo founded his own company, Marinello Tartufi, to import the world's finest truffles and truffle products from the legendary Italian San Pietro a Pettine estate in Umbria, Italy to America. By working directly with this three-generation old supplier, Giacomo is able to ensure that his customers are receiving the freshest quality products year-round. Marinello Tartufi began bringing these truffles to the states for the first time in late summer 2014 and currently sells the truffle products in Chicagoland Mariano's markets and from coast to coast.