My name is Luca Manfè, the season 4 winner of FOX Network's Primetime Hit TV Series - MASTERCHEF. I am an Italian who left his home country just out of his twenties and came to the States to follow the American dream. At the time, I did not know what the dream was. I grew up in the restaurant business working in Italy, Australia, Florida and New York. I had the privilege and honor to work with great Chefs, experiencing ingredients and techniques from different cuisines; from Japanese to French, to Modern American and then, of course, Italian. Now I can tell you that each person can draw his or her own dream. I am a dreamer. I dream to be a great husband, an awesome father and a very successful restaurateur.
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What hosts are saying about Luca
Chef's counter style was fun – allowed us to chat with Luca while watching him do his magic and drooling over the upcoming course. Luca is candid and has a great sense of humor with memorable stories to tell. Every course was outstanding and thoughtful. The scallop carpaccio was the standout (if I had to pick one). Great mix of textures, complex and balanced flavors... yet also so simple! Thanks for a great meal and a fun night.