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 to his origins to discover old recipes, adopt old practices and 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 growth. He came back to Toronto in 2011 where works as a Personal Chef and caterer with his own brand. Corporate Chef for Tutto Gourmet Foods representing the best Italian brands such as Rummo, Macario, San Carlo, Pastore, and more.
Chef Luciano Schipano owns also a culinary studio Culinarium where he offers cooking classes and holds private events. Last, in January 2022, Chef Luciano opened an Italian Coffee shop “Caffe Cinquecento” inside Columbus Centre at Villa Charities in Toronto.
Already a Food ambassador with the 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 an 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.