Culinary Concierge
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Culinary concierge, private chefs, events, cooking lessons

Reviews: ViaMedina is a culinary concierge service providing private chefs, cooking lessons, exclusive events, and interactive food and wine tours.


PRESS & Reviews


-Rai 1, Buono a Sapersi, October 2017


"Wow! If you get the chance to attend one of ViaMedina's culinary events,
do not miss this opportunity!Chef Mark, is impressive. Period. 
Gingers talents and culinary expertise, are extensive and intuitive.
What a dynamic duo!
The food was colourful to look at, the textures varied and inventive and absolutely scrumptious to eat!"

-Candace Crossan, August 5th, 2017

"Mark and Ginger created an absolutely amazing dinner for us at Abbazia di San Giusto! They are phenomenal chefs and we loved chatting with them over dinner."

-Skipper Bertrand, July 1st, 2017

"My family and i spent three days in Tuscania with Ginger and Mark. They helped facilitate cheese making classes, tours to the local Abbey and cooked us the most incredible private meal. They run a very professional
business and keep it fun! They are both so lovely,
we can not wait to go back"

-Demetra Vasilakis Rinaldi, March 2nd, 2017



We had the most wonderful dinner last night in the great atmosphere of the abbey. The dinner was incredible and the cooks Mark and Ginger too. We would recommend going to any dinner cooked by them! Everything fresh and cooked beautifully. Five stars to Mark and Ginger (if not more!).

— Sandra Green, August, 2016


"Fabulous culinary experience made from local ingredients mostly from on the estate" 

— Newton, Tripadvisor, April 5, 2016


"the food was amazing, the young chef mark is excellent"

— Federico l, April 11, 2015


"the sublime cuisine of chef mark is really fantastic"

— MilP, Tripadvisor, December 19, 2014

"We arranged to take dinner in the cloister which was an amazing experience, with our 5-course meal customized to our dietary preferences and personally sourced and prepared by a great culinary couple called Mark and Ginger, who are not only lovely people but also a great culinary team, with a passion for regionally sourced and freshly prepared food - it was a delight!''

— jonathan symonds, tripadvisor, dining at San giusto , august 24, 2016


"Attended a rehearsal dinner where these two whipped up some fantastic food. If only I was sitting at that table right now. #needanexpandablestomach"

— Don Vincent, October 25, 2016


"It was one of our best meals the entire trip! The chef and his wife are so passionate about local, traditional food." 

— Joesph, airbnb, July 26, 2016


"The Chef is not Italian but definitely cook in the Italian tradition while exploring both old as well as new influences."

—Hello_bamboo,Tripadvisor  August 11, 2015


"Medina-Rios combined the ingredients in a bowl. Adding some fresh arugula and red wine vinaigrette, he created a well-balanced salad that has become a customer favorite."

— Serendipity magazine,greenwich Ct, july 11, 2011


 " Young chef Mark Medina-Rios, most recently at London's private club Morton's, is doing contemporary takes on classic dishes"

" Veal milanese--always a good test of an Italian kitchen--was as crisp as I could wish"

John Mariani (columnist for Esquire and Bloomberg News), july 04, 2011


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