As a young man who was just about to graduate from the Hudson County Culinary Institute in New Jersey, I knew I wanted more! So I enrolled to Le Cordon Bleu in London.
I arrived in Helsinki, Finland after a nearly two-week delay due to a volcano eruption in Iceland, it was finally wheels up at JFK airport.
Yesterday was the filming for the second 24-Hour Restaurant Battle I will be a part of for Food Network-TV. The first show I was on my team was the big winner! Now I’m ready to go back and shoot for the win again.
On March 19th I pitched live, two concepts for NBC’s America’s Next Great Restaurant with Bobby Flay.
In the summer of 2009 deployed in the Mediterranean on Oceania’s Insignia. The topper is that I cooked for Jacques Pepin!
Franco Lania is a master chef of Mediterranean influenced Italian cuisine. His two decades of cooking and traveling has enabled him to a have a very unique career. On this website, Franco will share delicious recipes, stories from his travels and inspire others about cooking and the positive effects it can produce in one’s life.