Luigi Carnacina

Luigi Carnacina

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Italian Master Chef Luigi Carnacina (Rome, 1888 – Rome, 28 October 1981 ) was one of the most famous Italian Master Chef and Restaurateur. Chef author of numerous books on international cuisine. In his name was entitled in 1973  the IPSSAR of Bardolino, near Verona.
At the age of twelve  he began working as a waiter and busboy in a local restaurant. At fourteen, he left Italy beginning his ascent in the  hotel’s hierarchy .
Carnacina worked at Ciro’s in Monte Carlo where he met the master Auguste Escoffier and worked with him at the Savoy Hotel in London. In 1920 Escoffier hired him as director of his Restaurant  “The Ocean” in Ostend.
Maître d’hotel at several hotels of great class and, since 1933, Director General of grand hotels and restaurants in Europe and in America.
Carnacina was  a Master Chef before becoming famous when Luigi Veronelli, in November 1961, published a successful cookbook by Garzanti. (Wikipedia)

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