Carlo Cracco, born in Vicenza in 1965, in 1986 began his professional career at Gualtiero Marchesi, in Milan, the first Italian restaurant awarded three Michelin stars.
For the next three years he resided in France and, when he returned to Italy, was appointed Chef at Enoteca Pinchiorri, Florence. During his tenure, the restaurant was awarded the three Michelin stars.
In 2001, he accepted an invitation from the Stoppani family, owner of Milan’s famous gourmet shop Peck – in Milan since 1883, to open Cracco-Peck Restaurant. Since then, it has been awarded two Michelin stars.
In 2012 the Trussardi family called him to manage their fine dining restaurant Trussardi Alla Scala in Milan.
Today Carlo Cracco is the president of the no-profit association Maestro Martino, whose aim is to contribute to the cultural promotion of Author’s Cuisine, particularly the Lombard one and its excellent territory food products.
Cracco Restaurant in Milan by Carlo Cracco
Since July 1, 2007, Carlo Cracco has been the sole owner of Ristorante Cracco and it has been listed in the World’s 50 best restaurants.
The internal completely renovated and amplified has been left to the fantasy and knowledge of the architects Gian Maria and Roberto Beretta that have created an elegant and comfortable environment, enriched by the boiserie of cherry wood that goes around the walls.
The kitchen run by the chef Carlo Cracco offers an innovative cuisine combining the Milanese tradition with a modern touch, creating unique new tastes.
The cuisine of Carlo Cracco is emphasized by a unique wine cellars of 2000 labels, the result of an accurate selection from all the best wines in the international market.
In 2014 he became in charge of the menu at Carlo e Camilla in Segheria in Milan, a restaurant housed in a defunct sawmill. The soaring structure’s brick and raw cement bones give the space a pared back, industrial look – a foil for the otherwise super-polished dining experience.
Carlo Cracco, nominated by Regione Lombardia Ambassador for EXPO 2015, is one of the three judges of the TV series Masterchef Italy, one of the most famous food reality show. Since the 2014 he is also the judge of Hell’s kitchen Italia.