Antonia Lofaso is a Chef, TV Personality, Cookbook Author and is the Executive Chef and Owner of Black Market Liquor Bar (Studio City, California), Scopa Italian Roots (Venice, California) and her newest concept DAMA (Downtown Los Angeles, California), named by EATER LA as Downtown’s Most Exciting New Restaurant and Lounge(2018). Her additional endeavors outside of the kitchen include Antonia Lofaso Catering and her chef wear line, CHEFLETICS, a lifestyle brand that creates the most fashion-forward, technology advanced, comfortable and beautifully designed culinary wear.
Throughout her career, Antonia has measured her success by her innate ability to understand her audience, while staying true to her own personality. She apprenticed under culinary legends and absorbed their sophisticated techniques, but was not afraid to take extraordinary risks to honor her instincts. After rising quickly through the ranks at Wolfgang Puck’s Spago, she went on to transform various high-profile kitchens of Los Angeles.
Antonia is best known for her roles on Top Chef, CNBC’s Restaurant Startup, Cutthroat Kitchen, Iron Chef America, Best Thing I Ever Ate and most recently, Food Network’s Guys Grocery Games and has become one of America’s most beloved chefs.