Gennaro Contaldo

You can catch Gennaro cooking live on the Big Kitchen on Sunday 16 June at the Good Food Show Summer 2024! 

Gennaro will be at the Good Food Show Winter on Friday 22 November 2024. 

Born in Minori on the Amalfi Coast, Gennaro is widely known as the Italian legend who taught Jamie Oliver all he knows about Italian cooking.

Gennaro’s TV credits include the fabulous series ‘Jamie Cooks Italy’ where Gennaro introduced Jamie to a number of Italian nonnas and featured their many shared recipes and BBC2’s ‘Two Greedy Italians’ alongside the late great Antonio Carluccio.  He also regularly appears as the Italian food expert and main guest chef on BBC1’s ‘Saturday Kitchen’ and Channel 4’s ‘Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast’ and ‘Jamie’s Christmas’.

Over the last few years, Gennaro has been working with brands including Citalia, Bertolli and Birra Moretti – creating recipes for their YouTube  channels and social media platforms. Follow Gennaro on Instagram on @gennarocontaldo and his Gennaro YouTube channel for recipe inspiration and delicious videos of all the wonderful dishes that Gennaro loves to make.

Gennaro has written over ten cookery books, with over 100,000 copies sold and some translated into foreign language editions. His latest book Gennaro’s Verdure came out in March 2024.

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BBC Good Food Winter Show 2022
Gennaro's Good Food Show Recipes