travel with chef luciano

a chef driven by passion and love for his home-region, calabria.


Luciano Schipano is a young chef, born in Canada and raised in Calabria; Red Seal certified with a serious passion for the culinary arts. His dedication to the art and science of cooking began at the age of seven when he created his first sauce. Over the years he has focused his passion on going back his origins to discover old recipes, adopt old practices and to rekindle the authentic craft of creating wholesome flavors.

Graduated with honor with a master of science in Demographics studies and a dissertation on Ecological footprint and population grown. He came back to Toronto in 2011 where works as Personal Chef with his own brand as LUCIANO SCHIPANO, Executive Chef at Nova Ristorante in Scarborough and Food Consultant/Food ambassador for many food companies.

Already Food ambassador with Jamie Oliver Food revolution movement, Luciano is President of Slow Food for Toronto Region. He is Director of Board at the Italian Federation Chefs – Delegation of Canada and active member of the Canadian Culinary Federation with Oakville Branch.

Chef Luciano has been in many TV cooking shows as “l’Arte di Cucinare” on Omni1 with chef Gianni Ceschia and on CityTv at Festival Italiano of Johnny Lombardi with Chin Radio International. 

Luciano’s passion for the culinary arts extends from the kitchen to the classroom in Italy, where he taught for many years. His first and most important lesson for new students is always the same, the importance of cooking with amore!

After all, the first ingredient in everything we do well is love.