Gennaro Contaldo is widely known as the Italian legend who taught Jamie Oliver all he knows about Italian cooking, as well as a renowned personality in his own right. Born in Minori on the Amalfi Coast, Gennaro's quintessentially Italian spirit and positive nature has made him a TV favourite. He regularly appears on 'Saturday Kitchen' on BBC1 and in his own TV series, 'Two Greedy Italians' on BBC2 of which there are two series. In 1999, he opened Passione in London, which was awarded Best Italian restaurant in 2005. Gennaro has authored a number of cookbooks, has his own YouTube food channel, and is an ambassador for Citalia, Parmigiano Reggiano and Birra Moretti. He has over 541k followers on Instagram. He lives in east London with his wife and twin daughters.