The Surrey Food Festival 30th - 31st July 2022 Old Deer Park, Richmond

Celebrity Italian Chef

Aldo Zilli (born 26 Jаnuary 1956) is a celebrity chef specialising in Italian cuisine, based since 1976 in the United Kingdom. One of nine children, he was born in the small seaside town of Alba Adriatica in the central Italian region of Abruzzo, and moved to England at the age of 20.

He was the founder and chef-patron of some of London’s most exciting and innovative restaurants, Signor Zilli, Zilli Green, Zilli Café and Zilli Bar. His Italian seafood restaurant, Zilli Fish, was a Soho institution and had been open for over 15 years until March 2012 when Aldo decided to hang up his chef's whites and embark on other ventures.

Zilli regularly appears on television and radio both as a presenter and chef. His credits include being a judge on Celebrity Masterchef in 2014 and 2015, Who’s Doing The Dishes?, The Alan Titchmarsh Show, This Morning, Lorraine, and Daybreak for ITV, Put Your Menu Where Your Mouth Is, and Country Show Cook Off for BBC2, The One Show, BBC3’s The Real Hustle, and his own primetime ITV documentary Home Is Where The Heart Is, recently winning Celebrity hunted.

More recently, during the global pandemic, Zilli & his family had the idea to open their home kitchen and provide food for their local hospital and key workers in the East Surrey Hills. The food and service was loved from day one, so they decided to keep going and grow CASA ZILLI food delivery into much more than a home kitchen.

Aldo Zilli

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