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Why We Love Antonia Lofaso

As a fan favorite on both TOP CHEF and TOP CHEF ALL STARS, Chef Lofaso is living her dream while balancing her role as Executive Chef and Partner of Black Market Liquor Bar and Scopa in Los Angeles and being a single mom.

Of her experience on Bravo’s Top Chef, Antonia says, “Top Chef completely impacted my career in ways I never could have imagined. The opportunities given to me because of the show were immeasurable, going from not being known, to everyone recognizing me. How many times in your career do you get the chance to cook for amazing chefs like Daniel Boulud, Eric Ripert, Anthony Bourdain and Tom Colicchio?”

In addition to her appearance on Bravo’s Top Chef, she’s currently a regular judge on Food Network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen,” was a co-host of GSN’s “Beat the Chefs,” and will be one of the chef contestants on an upcoming network food competition series. Her first cookbook, The Busy Mom’s Cookbook, was published by a division of Penguin last year.

Lofaso attended the prestigious French Culinary Institute in New York City and, upon graduating, accepted a position at Beverly Hills’ best known restaurant, Wolfgang Puck’s Spago. She next ran the kitchen at a new Los Angeles hot spot, Foxtail, and was a private chef to some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. 

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