Luca Manfé | MasterChef Season 4 Winner
Specialty : Homemade Pasta and Authentic Italian Sauces
Hailing from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, a region in the northeast corner of Italy, Luca’s food is steeped in Italian tradition. From the Broccoli Rabe Ravioli in a Pecorino Cream Sauce that earned him a spot in the MasterChef Kitchen, to the Basil Panna Cotta that earned him the MasterChef Trophy, Luca tackles everything with determination and charm. Although it took him two tries to get his own white apron, Season 4 was Luca’s chance to shine, and by infusing his Italian roots into various MasterChef challenges, Luca earned the title of MasterChef, the Best Home Cook in America. These days, Luca stays busy in Houston, TX, promoting his cookbook “My Italian Kitchen,” cooking up feasts with his catering company “Dinner with Luca,” and working to open his very first food truck.
Luca’s Cooking Inspiration: “My primary cooking inspiration is my mother. I have memories of being in the kitchen with her since I was eight years old.”