Top Chef Season 19 Headshot Luke

Luke Kolpin

HOMETOWN: Seattle, WA 

CURRENT CITY OF RESIDENCE: Seattle, WA 

OCCUPATION/PROFESSION: Chef  

Seattle native Luke Kolpin began his cooking journey at Seattle Central College’s culinary program. After graduating, Luke went on to work at many Seattle restaurants including Canlis, an upscale fine dining destination. Looking to further his culinary expertise, Luke accepted a job under Chef Rene Redzepi at the three Michelin-starred, world-renowned restaurant Noma in Copenhagen, Denmark. While at Noma, he had the opportunity to work alongside some of the most talented chefs in the culinary industry and earned the role of Sous Chef. After eight years at Noma, Luke decided to head back home to Seattle. When feeding himself, Luke’s everyday go-to dish is a sandwich as there are endless possibilities of perfection!

Top Chef Season 19 Bodyshot Luke

Luke Kolpin

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HOMETOWN: Seattle, WA 

CURRENT CITY OF RESIDENCE: Seattle, WA 

OCCUPATION/PROFESSION: Chef  

Seattle native Luke Kolpin began his cooking journey at Seattle Central College’s culinary program. After graduating, Luke went on to work at many Seattle restaurants including Canlis, an upscale fine dining destination. Looking to further his culinary expertise, Luke accepted a job under Chef Rene Redzepi at the three Michelin-starred, world-renowned restaurant Noma in Copenhagen, Denmark. While at Noma, he had the opportunity to work alongside some of the most talented chefs in the culinary industry and earned the role of Sous Chef. After eight years at Noma, Luke decided to head back home to Seattle. When feeding himself, Luke’s everyday go-to dish is a sandwich as there are endless possibilities of perfection!