Meet World-Renowned Chefs at Identità Golose New York

Meet World-Renowned Chefs at Identità Golose New York

Get ready, New York City! This will be a food-filled fall to remember.

From September 23 through 25, 2019, ten of the world's famed chefs from across the globe will flock to Eataly Flatiron for the tenth U.S. edition of Identità Golose, the acclaimed international chefs' forum. From Massimo Bottura to Lidia Bastianich, these all-stars will compare the latest trends in a three-day convention that — get ready — is open to the public.

That's right: you can learn (and taste) from the world's best in five culinary seminars and a one-of-a-kind dine-around dinner. Plus, who knows? You might just bump into Massimo while shopping for ingredients in our marketplace during the day!

Explore the calendar below, then book your tickets — these events sell out quickly!


In each intimate seminar, two chefs will be paired in our cooking school to share their favorite new culinary techniques as they each create an innovative dish. As they work their magic, you will enjoy each dish — prepared and plated before your eyes! — served with complimentary wine and beer pairings.

Plus, don't miss our special seminar with Chef Massimo Bottura at SERRA D'AUTUNNO! Enjoy an exclusive cooking demonstration and two dishes prepared by the Michelin-starred chef at our autumn-themed rooftop restaurant, along with complimentary wine and beer pairings.

Seating is limited for each seminar, so sign up now! 

Antonia Klugmann
and Ana Roš
September 23
1-2:30 p.m.

Melissa J. Rodriguez
and Carlo Cracco
September 23
6-7 p.m.

Massimo Bottura
September 24
1-2 p.m.

Petra Antolini
and Anthony Mangieri
September 24
6-7:30 p.m.

Missy Robbins
and Fortunato Nicotra
September 25
12-1:30 p.m.

Identità Golose New York 2018 at Eataly Flatiron


On September 25, the convention will peak with an epic dine-around experience hosted by six of the chefs! Each will craft a different dish for the decadent six-course menu, which will be served at different restaurants throughout Eataly (all closed to the public for the special occasion).

For this year's edition, guests will experience the creations of a special roster of top female chefs, including Karime Lopez, Missy Robbins, Petra Antolini, Melissa J. Rodriguez, Antonia Klugmann, and Ana Roš.

At each destination, the chefs will present their respective dishes for you to enjoy with perfectly-paired wines. And as if that wasn't enough, Paolo Marchi, the creator and curator of Identità Golose, will welcome guests to the event, while beloved chef, restaurateur, author, and TV personality, Lidia Bastianich and renowned chef Massimo Bottura will address guests during the evening.

There are only two seatings left, and reservations are required. Sign up now for the dine-around dinner on September 25!

5:15-8:00 p.m.

6-8:45 p.m.

6:45-9:30 p.m.

7:30-10:15 p.m.

8:15-11:00 p.m.


Identità Golose New York edition at Eataly Flatiron

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Identità Golose, founded in 2004 by Italian food journalist Paolo Marchi, is a culinary organization whose mission is to highlight the best of contemporary Italian cuisine, showcase the culinary excellence of each Italian region, and honor the top Italian chefs who proudly blend traditional techniques with modern methods. The first Identità Golose event was held in Milano in 2005, and many more have been held since, each showcasing the greatest Italian and international chefs, pastry chefs, and artisanal producers. The success of Identità Golose in Italy eventually led to the launch of Identità London in 2009 and finally with an American audience in 2010.

This year, Identità Golose focuses on the innovation, creativity, and storytelling coming from some of the best female chefs in the world. With more women at the helm of high-end kitchens than ever before, this year is dedicated to celebrating their achievements. Says Identità Golose creator Paolo Marchi, "It is our hope that this event will build on the current momentum and advocate for female chefs around the world."

Pasta by Carlo Cracco at Identità Golose 2018 in New York


Massimo Bottura
After steadily climbing the ranks over the last five years, Massimo Bottura's Modena-based restaurant, Osteria Francescana, was voted the number one restaurant in the world in 2018 by nearly 1,000 gastronomic experts worldwide. The famous, Michelin-starred Italian chef is highly regarded by many for his innovative takes on traditional Italian cuisine.

Carlo Cracco
Born in Veneto, Carlo Cracco is an Italian chef and TV personality. He has worked at many top award-winning restaurants throughout Italy and France. In 2011, Cracco began hosting MasterChef Italia. Today he continues to work at his restaurant, Cracco, located in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in the heart of Milano.

Ana Roš
As a self-taught chef, Ana Roš's cuisine is influenced by the traditions of her home region in Slovenia and her travels to Africa and Southeast Asia. As head chef at her restaurant Hiša Franko, she was named the Best Female Chef in the 2017 World's 50 Best rankings.

Antonia Klugmann
Based on the border of Friuli Venezia Giulia and Slovenia, Antonia Klugmann worked her way through Michelin-starred restaurants to become one of Italy's top female chefs. Thanks to her creative approach and focus on local ingredients, her restaurant L'Argine a Vencò quickly earned a Michelin star soon after opening in 2014.

Karime Lopez
Born in Mexico City, Karime Lopez is the definition of a cosmopolitan international chef. She worked as sous chef to Virgilio Martinez (a 2018 Identità Golose participant) for five years and gained significant experience in restaurants such as Pujol (Mexico City) and Noma (Copenhagen). After years as Massimo Bottura's sous chef at Osteria Francescana, she now works as Chef de Cuisine at Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura in Firenze.

Missy Robbins
This American chef has a thoughtful and creative approach to cooking that she developed through some of the top kitchens in New York, Chicago, and Italy. After years at the helm of New York's A Voce, she left to open her own restaurant, Lilia, in 2016. She is one of only ten female chefs in the United States to hold a Michelin Star, and was nominated for a James Beard Award.

Melissa J. Rodriguez
As Executive Chef at Del Posto in New York, Melissa J. Rodriguez is the first woman at the helm of a restaurant awarded four stars by the New York Times. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, she rose quickly to the ranks of sous chef while working under Daniel Boulud, and later on to Chef de Cuisine at Del Posto, until she was tapped to succeed as Executive Chef.

Fortunato Nicotra
Having earned multiple Michelin stars in his native Sicily before the age of 30, Fortunato Nicotra was hired by Lidia Bastianich as Executive Chef for her flagship restaurant, Felidia, in 1996. The restaurant has since earned three stars from the New York Times, and was ranked as one of Wine Spectator's "Top Ten Italian Restaurants in the United States."

Anthony Mangieri
A self-taught pizzaiolo of Italian descent, Anthony Mangieri owns the famed Una Pizza Napoletana in New York and his native New Jersey. Making naturally leavened pizza with a focus on simple ingredients, his was the first authentic Neapolitan pizzeria in the U.S. and the only one that mixes naturally leavened dough by hand.

Petra Antolini
As the owner and head baker at her pizzeria Settimo Cielo in Verona, Petra Antolini is a skilled baker and pizzaiola with experience both in the kitchen and in flour mills like Molino Quaglia. With six other female chefs, she founded a non-profit called "Donne di Pizza, Donne di Cuore," which focuses on fundraising and supporting their communities through food.


For more information about Identità Golose at Eataly NYC Flatiron, reach out to our team at 212.539.0205 or

Massimo Bottura at Identità Golose New York


Identità Golose 2019 is now over – check back next year for future events!