Luigi was born in Liguria, in the northwest of Italy, and began his career training under “Maestro” Ezio Santin before working with chefs Christian Willer, Christian Sinicropi and Carlo Cracco. In 2007, he met Giorgio Chiesa and began working with him at Ristorante delle Antiche Contrade. Two years later, Luigi was awarded ‘Best Young Chef of the Year’ by the I Ristoranti d’Italia de L’Espresso, followed by his first Michelin star in 2009. Luigi left Cuneo in 2012, returning to Milan to work at Trussardi alla Scala, where he won the prestigious ‘Gambero Rosso Three Forks’ award. He opened his restaurant in 2016, LUME, in Milan, and within a few months was awarded a Michelin star as well as ranked ‘Best New Restaurant in Europe 2017’ by Opinionated About Dining (OAD).