Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Restaurants: Scopa Italian Roots (Los Angeles, CA), Black Market (Los Angeles, CA)
All-Star Chef Classic Event: Italian Masters Dinner presented by Melissa's Produce
Bio: Best known for her role in the Top Chef franchise and her frequent appearances on the Food Network as a judge, Chef Antonia Lofaso is one of America's most loved chefs. Lofaso has gone from television personality – as a consultant on CNBC’s Restaurant Startup, and recurring roles on The Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen, Man vs. Child, and ABC’s Real O’Neals – to business owner and is currently executive chef and owner of Black Market in Studio City, California and Scopa Italian Roots in Venice, California. With a lifelong passion for cooking, Lofaso chased her dreams and has managed to balance her busy career with being a single parent. She shares her secrets and tips in her book The Busy Mom’s Cookbook: 100 Recipes for Quick, Delicious, Home-cooked Meals. Lofaso insists that the drive behind all of her accomplishments comes from the heart of the kitchen, and it is through this vein that she continues to have a firm finger on the pulse. She is revolutionizing her industry’s aesthetic by redesigning chef wear for style and functionality, through her brand Chefletics.