Cooking School and Mad About Tuscany Hosts

Sioban trained as a chef under Neil Perry in Sydney before working at Martin Boetz’ Longrain, restaurant which has long been synonymous with Sydney’s best Thai food.

She met Carlo in the Italian town of Cortona where he ran his own traditional Tuscan restaurant. In 2003 the couple returned to Sioban’s family business at Wildwood Valley Cottages.

Sioban and Carlo have a reputation for exceptional service and hospitality in their accommodation and cooking schools.

Their most recent venture is Mad About Tuscany; 1 Day Tours, 7 Night Tours and private cooking schools. Now in its ninth year, Mad About Tuscany’s success can be measured by guests’ glowing reviews.

Sioban and Carlo Baldini with children Giacomo and Shanna