Celebrity chef Antonia Lofaso is ready to host brawl on the beach, which will premiere June 19 at 10 pm ET on Food Network. The show will feature Tiffani Faison and Brooke Williamson alongside their teams in a “coast-to-coast” battle for the best beach dishes. The show will also welcome some guest judges, namely Rashida Holmes, Sabin Lomac, Jeremy McBryde, Ben Robinson, Stephanie Boswell, Noah Cappe and Tim Hollingsworth, to judge the show’s dishes.
in the brawl on the beach, Lofaso will “challenge the best chefs from both coasts in the ultimate battle to determine which coast offers the best summer food. “
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American chef Antonia Marie Lofaso, nicknamed The Warrior Princess and The Culinary Warrior, is also a cookbook author, TV personality, and mother of Sicilian, Italian, and Jewish descent.
It was her father, Fred Lofaso, who inspired her love of cooking. Her father still helps her out occasionally. In 2020, Fred was helping out her daughter at one of her restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Antonia attended the French Culinary Institute in New York City. While a student at the institute, she also worked as a manager at Sean Combs’ Justin restaurant before working as a chef at Los Angeles restaurants Spago and Foxtail.
To learn the essentials of the culinary world, Antonia apprenticed with various culinary legends and learned their sophisticated techniques. While working at Wolfgang Puck’s Spago, she quickly rose through the ranks thanks to her cooking skills. She then worked in various high-end restaurants and collaborated with many renowned celebrities.
The chef is currently co-owner and executive chef of Los Angeles restaurants, namely Black Market Liquor Bar, DAMA and Scopa Italian Roots.
The chef partnered with Sal Aurora and Mario Guddemi in 2011 to open Black Market Liquor Bar in Studio City. She also opened Scopa Italian Roots in 2013, influenced by her Italian-American heritage. Their restaurants are popular with foodies as they serve old-school Italian cuisine.
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Antonia appeared as a candidate in top chef Season 4 in 2008 and placed fourth. She also performed top chef Season 8, known as Top Chef: All Stars, and took third place. In 2014, the chef competed against Mike Isabella in an episode of Top Chef Duels and won the duel.
The chef also appeared on the short-lived Game Show Network Show Beat the chefs in 2012. As a judge, she starred on CNBC’s restaurant startup, Cutthroat Kitchen, Man vs Girl, ABC’s Real O’neals and The Julia Kind Challenge among other.
She is also the author of the cookbook The Busy Mom’s Cookbook: 100 Recipes for Quick, Delicious Homemade Meals.
Antonia is also working to revolutionize the aesthetics of the chef industry by redesigning chef apparel with her Chefletics brand.
Antonia will now host the Food Network brawl on the beach. Tune in on Sunday 19th June to cheer on your favorite coastal dish in the cook-off. The show can also be viewed on Discovery+.