Born and raised in the culinary capital of Milan, Italy. It was destiny that Luca inherited his passion for food and culinary exploration in his homeland. Luca’s interest and passion for food commenced with my Mum and Nonna when he was just eight years old, taking his first few steps with them in the direction of becoming a chef.
Luca’s established career includes the famous 2 Michelin-starred restaurant ”Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia” in Milan, as well as international roles at London’s Millennium Gloucester Hotel, Relais & Chateaux in Bermuda, and in Australia, his adopted homeland at the Sheraton on the Park, The Westin in Sydney and Cypress Lakes Resort in the Hunter Valley.
In 2001/2002, he took part in the Salon Culinaire International de Londres Competition where he was awarded a medal for Senior Pasta Class, and a Merit Award in the Nestle’ Master Chef Grand Prix. A number of his signature dishes from Luca’s London roles have been published in Chefs of Distinction (2003 and 2004 editions).
Luca regularly appears as a guest chef at dignitary dinners, hands-on cooking classes and demonstrations as well as celebrity chef appearances at major festivals and events.
Recently, Luca was awarded in Italy by APCI (Professional Italian Chef Association) ‘Les Toques Blances D’Honneur’, honorary professional career award.
Luca currently consults for restaurants, hotels, magazines and Italian brands in Australia and around the world, providing guidance and assistance in their daily operations, as well as part of his ambassador roles. Luca has appeared on Channel 7’s The Morning Show, Channel 10 – Studio, ABC & 2GB Radio and TVSN.
In 2015, Luca released his own signature product range which includes hand made pasta sauces and Olive Oils and his best selling cookbook, LUCA’S SEASONAL JOURNE
What: Luca Ciano
Where: Cooking Stage at Eat the Street
When: Saturday 10 March, 2018