Luciano’s winning three-course meal lands him the title of ‘MasterChef’

Luciano’s winning three-course meal lands him the title of ‘MasterChef’

Murrieta resident Dino Luciano was announced as the winner of MasterChef Season 8 in the two-hour season finale. Luciano left the popular FOX television show with $250,000 and a spot as a featured chef on the MasterChef cruise departing later this year. In the finale, the three contestants faced a three-course meal challenge and were […]

Dino Luciano rises to MasterChef finale

Dino Luciano rises to MasterChef finale

“When I first came here I was a ballet dancer, and now I am in the top four of the best home cooks,” Dino Luciano of Murrieta said, introducing the semifinal. In selecting the three finalists for this season’s MasterChef, four finalists faced off in a series of timed challenges all focused with using the […]

Luciano’s winning platter on MasterChef

Luciano’s winning platter on MasterChef

After back-to-back episodes from the kitchen to the Malibu vineyards, Dino Luciano advances to the Top 6 of FOX’s MasterChef. The producers revamped the mystery box challenge with a surprising twist. When contestants opened the box, all that was in it was a pair of chopsticks. Previous mystery box challenges gave the contestants a variety […]

Masterchef takes Luciano from the kitchen to Big Bear Mountains

Masterchef takes Luciano from the kitchen to Big Bear Mountains

Team captain Dino Luciano brought the heat in Masterchef bringing him to the top 7 contestants earlier this week. FOX Network’s broadcasts of Masterchef have featured back to back eliminations, quickly turning the top 9 into top 7. This week’s two challenges brought Murrieta resident, Dino Luciano, from the on-set kitchen to Big Bear Mountains. […]

Luciano’s cannoli saves him from elimination in ‘MasterChef’

Murrieta resident Dino Luciano will advance to the Top 13 contestants on the FOX Network show “MasterChef.” Aired on Aug. 2nd, the episode name “Holy Cannoli” aptly summarizes Luciano’s experience. This week’s challenge was their first team challenge in the kitchen, with Luciano on the blue team. According to the contestants, the blue team is […]

Luciano ‘racks’ up another win, advances to Top 16 of ‘Masterchef’ season 8

Luciano ‘racks’ up another win, advances to Top 16 of ‘Masterchef’ season 8

In his most recently aired episode, Dino Luciano of Murrieta and the other contestants of the show “Masterchef” were given a skill-based challenge that was aptly titled “Silenced by the Lambs,” as contestants were instructed to “French,” or trim the fat off a rack of lamb. Under the time restraint of an hour, the contestants […]

Luciano makes Top 18 on ‘MasterChef’

Luciano makes Top 18 on ‘MasterChef’

Huntington Beach is speckled with red and blue cooking contestants and lifeguards on the latest airing of “MasterChef.” Murrieta resident Dino Luciano competed with 18 other contestants on the beach in a catering event for 101 lifeguards. The contestants were broken up into two teams, competing side by side. Beginning the challenge, three celebrity judges […]

Dino Luciano makes Top 20 on ‘MasterChef’

Dino Luciano makes Top 20 on ‘MasterChef’

Combining artistry with cooking, local Murrieta resident Dino Luciano has made the Top 20 in the eighth season of FOX network’s popular cooking show, “MasterChef.” According to Luciano, approximately 37,000 people applied for the show this season. Potential contestants were invited to present a plate that represented who they are – his being a vegan […]