Most recently Lofaso has gone from television personality to business owner and is currently executive chef and owner of Black Market in Studio City, California. Fans of her restaurant on the west side can now experience her creations closer to home as her brand new restaurant Scopa currently opened its doors in Venice, California.
With a lifelong passion for cooking, Lofaso chased her dreams and has managed to balance her busy career with being a single parent. She shares her secrets and tips in her book The Busy Mom's Cookbook re-released in paperback.
Lofaso attended the prestigious French Culinary Institute, and upon graduating was hired at Beverly Hills' best known restaurant, Wolfgang Puck's Spago. Under the mentorship of Executive Chef Lee Hefter, Lofaso refined her skills and technique, and spent six years working at the famed L.A. hotspot. After mastering the cuisine at Spago, Lofaso made the difficult decision to leave and pursue a new adventure. Within weeks, she was hired by SBE to run the kitchen at their new upscale L.A. supper club, Foxtail. Upon starting her new role at Foxtail, Lofaso's career encountered a monumental boom when Bravo came calling and recruited her for Season 4 of its highly acclaimed cooking competition show Top Chef. In addition to her restaurant and television experience, Lofaso can also include private chef to some of Hollywood's biggest stars in her repertoire.
She currently resides in Los Angeles with her daughter Xea.
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Episode 13: Finale: Part 1
Richard, Lisa, Stephanie, and Antonia create dishes from whole pigs.
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Antonia worked for executive chef Lee Hefter at Spago restaurant for six years and is now Executive Chef at the popular L.A. restaurant Foxtail. A single mother living in Los Angeles with her 7-year-old daughter, Antonia comes from an Italian background and says fresh linguine with white truffle is her favorite thing to cook. She always has aged balsamic and extra virgin olive oil on hand, and root beer floats with her daughter are her favorite indulgence.
Episode 15: Last Supper
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After the Duel: Antonia
Antonia Lofaso feels like she lost her mojo – and that's why she lost the 'Top Chef Duels' finale.