Francatelli, Charles Elmé
- Anne Pimlott Baker
Francatelli, Charles Elmé (1805–1876), chef and writer on cookery, was born in London, an Englishman of Italian descent. His father was Nicholas Francatelli, a steward. He trained in Paris under Antonin Carême, the founder of French haute cuisine, returning to England at a time when it was becoming fashionable to employ French cooks. He worked for many years as ...