Meet Our Chef

"Food is a passport that 

brings people together, especially those from

different cultures."

Chef Franco Lania

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Chef Franco Lania

Chef Franco Lania is a classically-trained chef who has been cooking and traveling the world for the last 25 years. He received the esteemed 

Grand Diplôme from Le Cordon Bleu, London and his Master Chef Certification from the Italian Culinary Institute in Costigliole d’Asti, Italy. Chef Franco has worked for 5-star hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants in New York, London, Milan, Miami and Los Angeles, as well as luxury cruise ships that sailed to exotic ports of call. On TV, chef Franco was twice on the winning team for Food Network's "24-Hour Restaurant Battle."

To chef Franco, nothing has ever come close to the allure, beauty, culture and gastronomic experience of Italy. It is with this spirit and great affection for Italy that Franco, along with his team of culinary and travel experts, has created TAVOLA TOURS — a boutique travel company with hand-crafted adventures specifically tailored for foodies and lovers of "la dolce vita."

Franco is constantly collaborating to create more boutique cooking adventures FOR YOU.

So just bring your appetite, camera, and sense of adventure. The team at TAVOLA TOURS will take care of the rest. 

Buon Appetito,


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