Gino D'Acampo

Gino D'Acampo is a major Italian food supplier, experienced head chef and colourful TV personality

Gino entered the Luigi de Medici Catering College at the age of fifteen, inspired by his grandfather who was a head chef. He continued to develop his skills through many European kitchens, including Perignon in Nice and Sylvester Stallone's Mambo King in Marbella before coming to England at the age of 20.

After head chef assignments in various London restaurants, including Pane Vino and The Orchard in Belsize Park, Gino's easy manner and skills in Italian cookery were noticed and he started appearing as a guest on Great Food Live. His wide knowledge and passion for traditional Italian food and recipes led him to be invited to shoot a series of short videos for Great Food Live on essential ingredients. Appearances on Ready, Steady Cook soon followed, starting with three straight wins! In 2005, Gino set off on a culinary adventure in Central America for his own series An Italian in Mexico, the success of which led to a second series.

Gino now runs his own import and distribution company, Bontà Italia, and continues as a development consultant chef for ready-meals manufacturers including Tesco's Finest. He also has his own range of oils and sauces, which are distributed through independent delis.

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Website
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Gino D'Acampo's Recipes



 
Citrus Salsa
Citrus Salsa on Gino D'Acampo: An Italian Returns to Mexico

Gino D'Acampo's adds a zing to a tomato, onion and chilli salsa with the refreshing flavours of orange and lime

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
10 min

Flan (Caramel Custard)
Flan (Caramel Custard) on Gino D'Acampo: An Italian Returns to Mexico

Gino D'Acampo's delectable light sweet milk dessert is perfect after a spicy main course

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr 5 min

Caesar Salad
Caesar Salad on Gino D'Acampo: An Italian Returns to Mexico

Gino D'Acampo's crisp salad, crunchy croutons and tasty parmesan cheese in a flavoursome creamy dressing makes a perfect light meal or starter

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
25 min

Chilli lime prawn burritos
Chilli lime prawn burritos on Gino D'Acampo: An Italian Returns to Mexico

Gino D'Acampo fills warm tortillas with a fabulously tasty mixture of prawns, lime juice and zest, soured cream and crisp salad

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
35 min

Mexican meatballs
Mexican meatballs on Gino D'Acampo: An Italian Returns to Mexico

Gino D'Acampo's mouthwatering meatballs are served with fiery chipotle sauce, giving an authentic Mexican flavour to this dish

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
45 min

Barbecued chicken tacos with lime mayonnaise
Barbecued chicken tacos with lime mayonnaise on Gino D'Acampo: An Italian Returns to Mexico

Gino D'Acampo gives traditional Mexican ingredients a modern twist in these fabulous tacos with zingy lime mayonnaise

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
35 min

Beef enchiladas with salsa roja
Beef enchiladas with salsa roja on Gino D'Acampo: An Italian Returns to Mexico

Gino D'Acampo's fabulous corn tortillas filled with juicy diced steak and covered with a hot spicy sauce make a wonderful main course

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr 15 min

Ceviche
Ceviche on Gino D'Acampo: An Italian Returns to Mexico

Seafood 'cooks' in sharp refreshing lime juice and is then mixed with colourful vegetables in Gino D'Acampo's mouthwatering recipe

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
15 min

Chicken fajitas
Chicken fajitas on Gino D'Acampo: An Italian in Mexico

Gino D`Acampo combines a sizzling pepper stir-fry, marinated chicken and warm tortillas in these moreish Mexican fajitas

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr 30 min

Guacamole Dip with Plantain Chips
Guacamole Dip with Plantain Chips on Gino D'Acampo: An Italian in Mexico

Creamy-textured avocadoes work well with leafy coriander and perky chillies in this flavoursome dish by Gino D'Acampo

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
25 min