We are thrilled to have our friend and Atlanta favorite, Craig Richards, back to Villa Montecastello to cook the farm, fresh off his debut on The Chew's Best Chef on the Block Competition.
Join Chef Craig Richards, Vice President of Culinary Operations for Ford Fry Restaurants and head Chef at St Cecilia restaurant, in the romantic Tuscan countryside for a week of unforgettable culinary experiences. This week long journey will immerse you in the joys of Italian culture, introduce you to new techniques and ingredients, and inspire your cooking for years to come.
For anyone who enjoys cooking, there is no better way to sharpen your techniques and expand your skills and love for Italian cooking than in the setting of the 1000 year old Villa Montecastello, a working organic farm and olive orchard. Your week spent in this storybook setting will be complemented by farm to table eating, cooking with ingredients just picked from the garden, magical day trips and wonderful wines.
During this hands on week, Craig will lead you on a cooking journey of a lifetime, inspiring you with his old-world, ingredient driven approach, to cook simple foods met with his signature sophistication that has catapulted him to the top of Atlanta’s dining scene. We hope you can come along and let Chef Richards guide you through the simple and flavorful experience of living a week in Tuscany to the fullest!