Meet the Executive Chef
Executive Chef Luca Carvello - Grain House Restaurant, Basking Ridge, NJ
Chef Luca Carvello started cooking at the age of 12. As part of a family with many restaurant owners, it seemed to be foreshadowed that he would follow in their footsteps. When he turned 18, he entered Johnson & Wales University, and graduated with a degree in Culinary Arts at the top of his class; he also received an award from his fellow students as the best person in his class to work with.
The foundation for his personal culinary style of American Cuisine with a modern twist came from his travels throughout Italy and Spain (Madrid and the Spanish Basque region of País Vasco), and from working as a chef in various regions of the United States, including Miami, Nashville and New York City. He always favors local seasonal ingredients, and his philosophy is that American cuisine is derived from the enormous diversity of the many cultures that settled in the United States.
Chef Carvello characterizes himself as a contemporary American chef with strong traditional roots. He credits the cooking talents of his parents and grandparents as his inspiration, and cooks as a way to give to his customers and to make them happy.