Gualtiero Marchesi (pronounced [ɡwalˈtjɛːro marˈkeːzi]; 19 March 1930 – 26 December 2017) was an Italian chef. He was thought to be the founder of modern Italian cuisine. He was born in Milan. He then opened his first restaurant on Via Bonvesin de la Riva in Milan. Within a year he earned his first Michelin star, with another following the next year. It took another seven years, but then he eventually won the distinction of a third Michelin star – the first chef in Italy to do so.
In 2011, Marchesi became the first celebrity chef to design two hamburgers and a dessert for McDonald's.
In May 2017, Marchesi and Director Maurizio Gigola presented the Documentary "Marchesi: The Great Italian" at the Cannes Film Festival.
Marchesi died in Rome on 26 December 2017 of cardiac arrest at the age of 87.
- ↑ Faris, Stephan (March 2012). "McMasterpiece: An Italian celebrity chef designs a fast-food burger". The Atlantic.
- ↑ "«Marchesi cuoco rivoluzionario» Il film-tributo arriva a Cannes". Corriere Della Sera. 25 May 2017. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
- ↑ Gualtiero Marchesi, è morto il grande maestro della cucina italiana (in Italian)