At the tender age of 14, Luca Pezzera - a native of Bergamo in North Italy, already decided that he wanted to be a chef the day that his neighbour treated him and his family home-made pizza for dinner.
Bergamo, Northern Italy
His Culinary Adventures
Upon his graduation, Chef Luca Pezzera began his life long culinary journey that was to take him around the world – from Europe to Middle East and South-East Asia, where he practise, hone and refines his craft while on the job.
The early phase of his culinary career in Europe centred on developing, refining his culinary skills, whilst the second phase of his career in Middle East saw him heading the famous Spasso Italian Restaurant at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Istanbul in 1996.
He went on to launch the opening of L ‟Incontro Italian restaurant at the Grand Hyatt Amman in Jordan.
- Winner of the Black Box Competition 2005 (Jakarta Area),
- Winner of Indonesian Black Box Competition 2005,
- Winner of Regional Black Box Competition 2005 (Best Dessert Category) and
- Best Restaurant Award 2006 (Jakarta Kini).
and King Abdullah II Bin Hussein and his Queen,
as well as celebrities such as Sylvester Stallone and Catherine Deneuve. His amiable personality garnered him a fan base of Indonesian socialites and businessmen, who until today remain loyal customers.
District 10 (in UE Square and The Star Vista),
Trattoria Gallo D‟Oro,
located at Central Mall with Chef Carlo Marengoni (below), a former executive chef of Ristorante Bologna at Marina Mandarin.
has earned him bragging rights to a spot in My Paper where he shared his experience of fishing at Taahunaatara Bridge in New Zealand, with Miss Jill Alphonso, Lifestyle Editor, in May 2012. Since 2008, Chef Luca's classic Northern Italian creations have been featured in over 40 media such as The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao, TODAY, Appetite, Epicure, Channel NewsAsia Singapore, and 938 Live.