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Meet our chef

At Aquna Sustainable Murray Cod, we’re proud to be a business based in Griffith, in regional Australia. Award-winning chef and restaurant owner, Luke Piccolo, shares our connection with the Riverina region, which is why we’re thrilled to have him on board as our ambassador.

A Griffith local with Italian heritage, Luke grew up surrounded by food and culture. He has fond memories of learning to cook with his Nonna, an experience which gave him an appetite to pursue a career as a chef – firstly at his parent’s café in town, then in Sydney.

Working at top restaurants in Sydney, including acclaimed Pendolino at the Strand Arcade and Pilu at Freshwater, Luke was presented with opportunities to enter competitions. In 2013, he won the Council of Italian Restaurants Australia (CIRA) Young Talent Award.

Now, Luke is the owner of Limone Dining – a fine-dining restaurant on the main street in Griffith. His philosophy as a chef – use what’s available to you – extends from the kitchen to the building itself, which has been thought-fully developed using recycled and reclaimed materials.