Nine on the Line: Chef “La Fufi” Fulvia Steffenone from Caffe Milano

Nov 23, 2018 346

BY: Jackie Tran

Although chef “La Fufi” Fulvia Steffenone has only been in Tucson for five years, her culinary roots run deep in Italy. Steffone worked in accounting when she realized her passion was with cooking. She trained in Turin and with various chefs before training under Michelin-starred, world-renowned chef Gualtiero Marchesi.

In 1998, Steffenone founded her haute cuisine school, “La Fufi,” attracting students from all over Italy and abroad. Her resume expanded with several books and food journals under her belt. In 1999, she hosted a television show, La Vecchia Fattoria. Fast forward to late 2013 and Steffenone moved to Tucson with her husband Alfredo, purchasing Caffe Milano from previous owners Carlo and Laura Borella.

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