Renzo Geminiani

Renzo Geminiani 2018-06-27T08:44:23+00:00

Renzo Geminiani, was born and raised in a village in northern Italy, in the Po Delta, part of the biggest Italian river, in an area known for fishing and particularly eel fishing.

Renzo started on his career path when he was 14. He alternated between the professional Italian culinary school and working in restaurants. He first started his professional cooking career in the 80’s around Italy, in well known hotels and restaurants in popular touristic areas. In the 90’s Renzo worked in iconic Italian hotels like Hotel Des Bains in Venice and  Hotel De La Poste in Cortina d’Ampezzo.

In 2003, with the help of his wife, a restaurant manager and professional sommelier, they opened their own restaurant, Zafferano in Ferrara, a medieval city in northern Italy. It was a fine dining restaurant built into an ancient building dating back to the 1400s. There they got many awards from the most prestigious Italian and foreign restaurant guides.

Renzo and his wife then moved to Sydney four years ago. Until recently Renzo worked at A Tavola Restaurant in Sydney, making fresh pasta in front of the diners.

He would love to share with you his passion for good Italian food.

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Testimonials for Renzo Geminiani

Renzo was a last minute substitute for our scheduled chef. He was very friendly. He was very focused to do a good job from the moment he arrived. He was very meticulous and interacted well with Jo the server.

The food itself was a little lacking. I was disappointed with the quality of the food given the price. Although I offered Renzo the use of our plate warmer, he did not take up this tool. The entree scallop dish came out cool.

He cleaned up extremely well and the kitchen was spotless when he left. He didn’t interact much with guests; this may have been a language comfort thing.

Jo the server was excellent!!! She was great. I really appreciated her attention to detail and interest to assist with anything needed during the evening. She too left the kitchen and dining table in great shape such that we had very little to clean up at the end of the evening after she left.

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Phil Prather (NSW)

We loved having Renzo as our Chef at home. He was incredibly professional, friendly and was great to deal with. He chatted with the guests and spoke to us about his food. His cooking was absolutely delicious – all the guests were very impressed and extremely satisfied!! Highly recommend Renzo, we would definitely use him again. His experience and background leaves for a very enjoyable night !!!

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Sara Andreatta (NSW)

We were lucky enough to have Renzo cook for us as part of a lovely gift from friends. I can not recommend him enough the food was delicious and cooked to perfection. We had the scallops for entree, Duck for main and and desert was modified as one of us is dairy intolerant. Each dish was more delicious than the last. Thank you Renzo! We can not recommend you enough.

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