Lucioli is a self-taught chef who developed his love for cooking from his mother. He loves to share his passion for cooking with diners and he loves every aspect of food.
Lucioli’s first experience in a professional kitchen was at the age of 14 when he worked as a kitchen porter during the summer. On leaving school he returned to the kitchen and worked in a few Italian restaurants until he decided to move to London in 2010 to gain more experience and influence from different cuisines and chefs.
During this time he worked in world class restaurants such as Rhodes 24, Murano, The Greenhouse and Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester. He is now head chef of hospitality and events at Marks & Spencer Headquarters, which allows him to develop his own cooking style and constantly look for new techniques and great flavour combinations.
By entering National Chef of the Year Lucioli wants to challenge himself and see where he stands with his understanding, passion and skills. He also wants to use the opportunity to raise his profile in the industry and expand his opportunities in the future.