The Next Food Network Star… Season 7

Franco Lania – NYC

Chef Franco Lania is in the running for a coveted position on TVFN’s “The Next Food Network Star 7.” He went through the first interview in New York City on Monday August 30, 2010.

Chef Franco is a seasoned chef who is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, London. He also holds a certificate, CIF for Master Chef from Castigliole d’ Asti, Italy.

No stranger to Food Network’s auditions, also he’s appeared on a recent episode ” 24 Hour Restaurant Battle.”  He  auditioned for “America’s Next Great Restaurant,” where he got a chance to meet Bobby Flay.

Franco has traveled the world cooking for the past 20 years working in some of the finest restaurants  in London, Milan, Miami, Los Angeles and New York. He’s worked on cruise ships and sailed through the Mediterranean, Scandinavia, and the Caribbean.

Most recently he worked on the famed Oceania Cruise Line. There he headed their flag ship restaurant—Toscana, as the Italian Chef. Oceania is a top rated luxury cruise line with an award-winning culinary program. Oceania maintains a strong and talented culinary management team, all under the watchful eye of none other than Master chef Jacques Pepin.

I’ve been working with Chef Franco on his long-awaited first book since February. I for one am hoping to see Chef Franco on The Next Food Network Star 7, which is currently casting for the next season



If you would like to vote for Chef Franco click here.  Find his photo on the page and click “VOTE FOR ME.” You can vote more than once, but you can only vote once a day! Let’s push Franco to the top and let TV Food Network know that they have an upcoming STAR on their hands!!

Franco knows his stuff, has a great personality, already has tons of fans, and will surely get tons more  if he is cast for the show!

To learn more about Chef Franco Lania, visit his site.

Good Luck Franco!!

by: Laura Denktash