ABOUT ME

SARA LATAGLIATA

My personal story

To begin to build a relationship of trust and to be the repository you need to your desires, ideas, as well as events and weddings, I feel it is important to tell you my story, human and personal.

What I am going to tell you is not about titles, plaques or honors, but about the story of a woman, who before being such was a girl with dreams, beliefs and passions.

It is about a journey made up of goals, objectives and sometimes difficulties, falls and changes of pace.

What I write to you lays me bare, with the sole purpose of being honest and transparent with you.

I don’t like to be in the spotlight; in fact, the logo I chose, the caledoscope, puts you at the center of everything. The caledoscope with its changing, unfixed, transforming form, and this transformation takes place precisely from the encounter with each of you, because each of you is a bearer of dreams, but also has a personal, human story made up of aspirations, fears, frailties, anecdotes, memories or promises made to loved ones.

In order to accommodate all this, I count you from the past, present, and perhaps even the future….

When I was 5 years old I told my mother that if she did not enroll me in primary school I would run away from home, actually I left when I was 18, inheriting from my father, rigor, precision, the ability to plan, organize and schedule, from my mother the love of art, history and everything that is an expression of creativity, through colors and matter, perhaps also because of this I graduated in cultural heritage conservation.

While I was studying and working, in the field of events and catering, as well as in pastry, I started organizing events and dinner parties at home, for friends and fellow students, taking care of everything down to the smallest detail.

I have always had a decisive, confident and enterprising character, and I wanted to establish a cooperative society operating in the area, related to tourism, experience, events, as well as the enhancement of cultural and food and wine heritage.

My caledoscope tells a multifaceted story; my passions have become my profession.

In 2012, I returned to Apulia and my Cooperative Nobili Pasticci was born, which for a good 10 years gave birth to all kinds of events and, above all, allowed me to create the format, which later became a flagship, “At Dinner with the Duchess.”

In all these years I have done so many things, as a lecturer, as an event organizer and also as a Chef , because within my education, in addition to my bachelor’s and master’s degrees, I thought well of doing one of the best Cooking Academies in Italy-the Boscolo Etoile Academy-to then be noticed by one of the Chefs of a 2 Stars Michelin (Il luogo di Aimo e Nadia), I stayed for a while with them, in Milan, but the call of my land and the desire to do something for Puglia and with the realities that operate in the area was stronger.

I was a winner of the Principi Attivi call, then, many years later I became a PIN “Pugliesi Innovatori” commissioner for the Apulia Region, I was chosen as the Apulian Chef to represent the Region on Prova del Cuoco for an entire season. I led a restaurant in eight months to be listed in the Michelin. In short, I have done and been many things!

Then, the pandemic swept all that away and I locked myself in my fortress, the house.

My company closed down and the format, after numerous editions, no longer had continuity.

But my heart continued to beat, and the passion for organizing, the beauty of human encounters that enrich, warm the heart and leave marks, was always there, like an ever-burning fire.

Today, that flame has returned to burn even stronger and I have decided that my history with events is not yet over, but has been reborn, so today, all that has been, is part of my experience, they are the precious pieces of my caledoscope, from which arises Sara Latagliata events

Now I am ready to listen and welcome your dreams, your ideas and take you by the hand, politely and respectfully but, when necessary, with determination, because, “the narrative begins now.”

When I was 5 years old I told my mother that if she did not enroll me in primary school I would run away from home, actually I left when I was 18, inheriting from my father, rigor, precision, the ability to plan, organize and schedule, from my mother the love of art, history and everything that is an expression of creativity, through colors and matter, perhaps also because of this I graduated in cultural heritage conservation.

While I was studying and working, in the field of events and catering, as well as in pastry, I started organizing events and dinner parties at home, for friends and fellow students, taking care of everything down to the smallest detail.

I have always had a decisive, confident and enterprising character, and I wanted to establish a cooperative society operating in the area, related to tourism, experience, events, as well as the enhancement of cultural and food and wine heritage.

My caledoscope tells a multifaceted story; my passions have become my profession.

In 2012, I returned to Apulia and my Cooperative Nobili Pasticci was born, which for a good 10 years gave birth to all kinds of events and, above all, allowed me to create the format, which later became a flagship, “At Dinner with the Duchess.”

In all these years I have done so many things, as a lecturer, as an event organizer and also as a Chef , because within my education, in addition to my bachelor’s and master’s degrees, I thought well of doing one of the best Cooking Academies in Italy-the Boscolo Etoile Academy-to then be noticed by one of the Chefs of a 2 Stars Michelin (Il luogo di Aimo e Nadia), I stayed for a while with them, in Milan, but the call of my land and the desire to do something for Puglia and with the realities that operate in the area was stronger.

I was a winner of the Principi Attivi call, then, many years later I became a PIN “Pugliesi Innovatori” commissioner for the Apulia Region, I was chosen as the Apulian Chef to represent the Region on Prova del Cuoco for an entire season. I led a restaurant in eight months to be listed in the Michelin. In short, I have done and been many things!

Then, the pandemic swept all that away and I locked myself in my fortress, the house.

My company closed down and the format, after numerous editions, no longer had continuity.

But my heart continued to beat, and the passion for organizing, the beauty of human encounters that enrich, warm the heart and leave marks, was always there, like an ever-burning fire.

Today, that flame has returned to burn even stronger and I have decided that my history with events is not yet over, but has been reborn, so today, all that has been, is part of my experience, they are the precious pieces of my caledoscope, from which arises Sara Latagliata events

Now I am ready to listen and welcome your dreams, your ideas and take you by the hand, politely and respectfully but, when necessary, with determination, because, “the narrative begins now.”

Career, awards and recognition

Sara Latagliata, event manager, originally from Taranto but adopted from Lecce, has decades of experience in the world of cultural, food and wine and tourism events.

Creator of the format “A Cena con la Duchessa- il gusto fa epoca” unique event reported by local and national newspapers, with more than 600 attendees for each edition.

For eight years the format sees sold out dates and the network of partners involved in the area, becomes more and more extended and branched, so much so that the Puglia Region, Department of Youth Policy, chooses Sara Latagliata as testimonial for the communication campaign, as a successful entrepreneur. This was followed by the Salento Entrepreneur of the Year award received from the Lecce Chamber of Commerce.

Sara’s professional background is multifaceted, with a degree in Cultural Heritage Conservation,

He then obtains a Master’s degree as a Manager for Tourism and Ecosustainable Development, to which he adds food and wine training at the Boscolo Etoile Academy and at 2 Michelin Stars.

In 2012 he won the Regione Puglia – Bollenti Spiriti call for tenders and created his Cooperative Society Nobili Pasticci, in ten years he organized events for Municipalities, Pro Loco, Training Schools, Wine Companies and private individuals.

She also became a successful Chef, and was awarded the Emerging Chef Award by the Radici Guide; for an entire year she was a guest on Prova del Cuoco as the only Apulian Chef.

Among his creations is the format “Chef in Cattedra – Taste Practices funded and promoted by the Region of Puglia and ARTI, Regional Agency for Technology and Innovation.


Chefs in the Chair
was the first event in Salento that involved Entrepreneurs and Michelin-starred Chefs from all over Italy, and in Cantele’s iSensi Laboratory, appointment after appointment, they recounted and shared best practices to adopt, for successful catering.

The meetings of an educational and experiential nature were complemented by event dinners usable through an entrance fee.

And again, among his creations is the format “Cibalia, of the culinary art of the Middle Ages,” organized in the Bari area, to enhance the historical and culinary traditions of the place through the enhancement of the restaurant realities present, through multi-date events and stages.

And again, for a long time he has been a member of the Executive of Slow Food Lecce, of Degusto Salento, taking care for events, such as (Rosèxpo- international exhibition of rosé wines) of the organizational part, of the reception of the professionals of the sector from time to time involved, of the coordination between the various professional figures and of the different timing of the event days.

Added to the wealth of his experience is his contribution given for the format “Ego- Eno gastro orbits” where she was responsible for the cooking masterclasses of the star chefs, the daily schedule, the coordination of the meeting matches between wineries and journalists, as well as the plannig of the exclusive dinner events, intended for journalists to appreciate the creations of the guest chefs.

In the area of training, it closes, currently the circle of its varied path, the Wedding Academy of Cira Lombardo (considered among the 10 best wedding planners in Italy).

ph: Pablo Peron