Restaurateur – Chef – Author – Television Host – Gastronomic Traveller.
At the age of 23, Luke fulfilled his dream by opening his very own restaurant - Red Lantern, with his partner Suzanna Boyd, sister Pauline Nguyen and Mark Jensen. In 2012, the team opened their second restaurant, Red Lantern on Riley & Red Lily Cocktail Bar.
Luke is the author of four bestselling and award-winning cookbooks, secrets of the red lantern, the Songs of Sapa, Indochine & Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong.
Luke was recently inducted into the Sydney Morning Herald’s Food Hall of Fame for his cooking and travel programs, Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam & Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong which is televised in 150 countries.
He is judge and host for the first series of MasterChef Vietnam, 2013.
Luke has appeared in Gordon Ramsay’s Great Escape, MasterChef Australia and Destination Flavour.
Luke is Ambassador for award winning travel group APT; hosting culinary discovery trips to Vietnam, Cambodia, China & Japan.