Biography

Aurora Mazzucchelli was born in Bologna in 1973 by a family who has always been working in the field of cooking, being her father a cook and her mother a ‘sfoglina’.

After attending the Vocational School for Tourism and Catering, in about 2000 she immediately joined the staff of the parents’ restaurant and a few years later, she took the reins with her brother Massimo, thus beginning her career in the kitchen, combining creativity, curiosity, great personality, with a constant attention to local products and tradition.

Between 2002 and 2006, during the summer holidays she spent a few months in the kitchens of several important chefs, such as Herbert Hintner at the Zur Rose restaurant in San Michele Appiano, Gaetano Trovato of the Arnolfo restaurant in Colle Val D’Elsa, Paolo Lopriore at the Il Canto della Certosa di Maggiano restaurant and the Basque chef Martin Berasategui.

Always searching for knowledge and the improvement in technology, she also devotes to the deepening of pastry-making art, at the Caramella bakery of Gino Fabbri, the great master from Bologna.

In 2008 she was awarded the first star in the Michelin Guide, which over the years will be followed by other important awards from major Italian food guides and she joined also the Jeunes Restaurateurs d’Europe Association, Le Soste and Chef to Chef.

In 2012 she was awarded “Best Chef of Italy” by the Identità Golose guide.

Her presence is very popular in the most important foreign gastronomic events to spread her cuisine and the Italian excellence abroad: she uses to travel between Canada, Peru, Switzerland, Spain and Poland.

In recent years, taking care and respecting food, she has come close to nutritional problems in the world and particularly in Africa.

Right for this care and attention she’s trying to raise public awareness towards humanitarian projects able to bring help to the most needy.