John Lanzafame was former executive chef for Hugo’s Management, working primarily in Kings Cross at Hugo’s Lounge and Hugo’s Bar Pizza. John has previously owned and operated his own restaurant Lanzafame, in the inner-west of Sydney.
His passion for regional Italian cuisine and is renowned in the industry for his simple ideas and perfection “on the plate”. He enjoys building strong relationships with prominent Italians within the industry and is proud to say that these relationships have taken him to many countries around the world.
John is one of 8 chefs representing Australia in the culinary Olympics in 2008 in Germany, the oldest Olympic games in history. John is also the current world champion pizza maker which was awarded in New York and can be seen regularly on Ready Steady Cook and also The LifeStyle Channel Chefs Christmas special..