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Jim Talladira


Jim Talladira; a Sicilian trained food master will be debuting his Italian classes this year so stay tuned for the dates to be added to our calendar.
A formal trained chef in Adelaide starting his career and training at windy point restaurant. Then taking charge of the kitchen at La Mensa restaurant he was able to fine tune his Italian skills which he learnt from his nonno, who had the first licensed Italian restaurant in Adelaide circa 1952.
During his many years of heading up some of Adelaide’s influential Italian restaurants he was privileged enough to cook for the likes of Kate Winslet, Alice Cooper, Sooshi Mango, Anthony Salame to name a few.
After working in Singapore at Villa Romana- one of Singapore’s first Italian restaurants, Jim headed back to Adelaide and opened Il toro pasta & espresso bar with his daughter Caitlin, il toro focussed on regional Italian handmade pasta and gnocchi.
Jim travels to Italy regularly to work in one of the family restaurants or learning pasta skills from his many aunties.
Jim works with his daughter Caitlin now as a consultant chef in Australia. He regularly does cooking demos at many Italian festivals in Australia, helping to keep the age old tradition of handmade pasta alive.

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