Italian-Australian chef who made it to the top 100 of Gordon Ramsay's Masterchef in 2012, falling short to make it to the final stages of the competition. However, he reapplied the following year and became the first male and first non-American to win the title of Masterchef USA.
He started to work in the restaurant business when he was 16 years old in a pub in his hometown of Aviano in the north-eastern part of Italy. At 21, he started to travel around the world, working in Florida, Australia, and finally landing in NYC.
His first cookbook is called My Italian Kitchen. He runs a small catering company called Dinner with Luca where he cooks special, intimate dinners in people's homes.
He was born in Aviano, Pordenone, Italy. He has two sons with his wife Catherine.
He won Masterchef in 2013, the year after Christine Ha took home the title.