In the kitchen with Francesco Mannelli


Simplicity and seasonality is central to Tuscan cuisine – and Francesco Mannelli stays true to his Florentine roots no matter where and what he cooks around the globe: specialising in simple dishes executed exceptionally, and always with the best seasonal produce.

The Italian-born Sydneysider has more than 20 years’ experience in kitchens of top restaurants and hotels in Italy and Australia. For the past decade, he has worked in hatted Sydney restaurants including Est, Bistrode CBD and Osteria Balla.

A keen fisherman, artist and globe trotter, Francesco is doing something truly magical at Mode. 

Today, we’re in the kitchen with...

Francesco Mannelli, Head Chef at Mode Kitchen & Bar, Sydney. 

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