|Birth Day:||April 19, 1937|
|Death Date:||Nov 8, 2017 (age 80)|
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As per our current Database, Antonio Carluccio died on Nov 8, 2017 (age 80).
He worked for more than a decade as a wine merchant in Germany before eventually becoming a restaurant manager in the 1980s.
Carluccio moved to Vienna at age 21 to study languages. He lived in Germany from 1962 to 1975, working as a wine merchant in Hamburg. He came to the United Kingdom in 1975 to work as a wine merchant, importing Italian wines.
He became the manager of Terence Conran's (his brother-in-law) Neal Street Restaurant in London's Covent Garden in 1981, and its owner in 1989. Under Carluccio, British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver began his professional career at the Neal Street Restaurant, which closed in 2006.
In 1991, Antonio and his then wife opened an Italian food shop which they named Carluccio's. They expanded this in 1994 to a wholesale business.
Carluccio wrote twenty books on Italian cuisine. He appeared on BBC television in the Food and Drink Programme, and in his own series Antonio Carluccio's Italian Feasts in 1996. In 2011, his travels around Italy with Gennaro Contaldo were filmed for the four-part BBC Two series Two Greedy Italians; a second series, Two Greedy Italians: Still Hungry was shown the following year.
Carluccio was given the national honour of Commendatore Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana by the Italian government, the equivalent to a British knighthood, in 1998 for his contribution to the Italian food industry. In 2007 he was appointed an OBE. In 2012, Carluccio was awarded the AA Lifetime Achievement Award.
In 1999, the first "Carluccio's Caffè" was opened in Market Place, London. A joint authentic Italian restaurant with integrated food shop, the premises opened to serve light, Italian-based breakfasts to diners. The chain expanded, initially across southeast England, and subsequently across the UK. In 2005, Carluccio's was quoted on the Alternative Investment Market.
In 2007 it was reported that the company paid waiting staff less than the UK minimum wage, and expected staff to make up the remaining remuneration through customers' tips. Soon after this was revealed, UK law was changed to ensure that companies must meet the minimum required remuneration themselves and that tips should not be counted towards an employee's paid salary.
He suffered from depression for many years, stemming from the death of his brother and the failure of his marriages. In 2008 Carluccio attempted suicide with a pair of scissors, but survived following the intervention of his personal assistant. At the time of the incident, the media were informed that he had had an accident with a bread knife. Carluccio later described his suicide attempt as "liberating", feeling that "from that moment on, my mind changed" and stating that his subsequent admittance to the Priory clinic made him "take stock of my life, and appreciate all the good in it".
In 2010 the company received a takeover offer from the Landmark Group, a Dubai-based enterprise, valuing Carluccio's at £90m. The transaction was approved by the shareholders and completed in October 2010.
In 2012, he was awarded the AA Lifetime Achievement Award and released his autobiography, A Recipe For Life.
Carluccio was an agnostic atheist. He died on 8 November 2017 aged 80, from complications after a fall at his home.
The chain went into administration in March 2020, and was partially acquired by Boparan Holdings in May 2020.
Antonio was married twice before he married Priscilla Conran. The two were married from 1980 until 2008. Antonio passed away in 2017 after a fall in his home.
Currently, Antonio Carluccio is 85 years, 11 months and 9 days old. Antonio Carluccio will celebrate 86th birthday on a Wednesday 19th of April 2023. Below we countdown to Antonio Carluccio upcoming birthday.
Happy Birthday: Antonio Carluccio, 75
The restaurateur Antonio Carluccio will celebrate his birthday “with friends and family at one of my caffès in London”. The second series of Two Greedy Italians, made with his friend Gennaro Contaldo