Phoenix Culinary Grad Brother Luck Serves up Tough Competition on "Top Chef"

By: The Art Institutes Filed under: Culinary

January 24, 2018

The Art Institute of Phoenix Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts 2003 graduate Brother Luck is turning up the heat on season 15 of Bravo's Top Chef.

Brother Luck

Already, his Quickfire dish was among the judge's favorites in episode 2, and his soft-boiled, smoked egg omelet won the Quickfire challenge in episode 3. He also received praise for his lamb dish in episode 1 and his stewed chicken in episode 4.

Brother is the chef and owner of Four by Brother Luck in Colorado Springs. Prior to this restaurant, he was chef and owner of another popular Colorado Springs restaurant: Brother Luck Street Eats. He has previously appeared on television as a winner on the Food Network's Beat Bobby Flay and a finalist on Chopped, where Alex Guarnaschelli described him as "a wizard in the plating department."

Originally from California, Brother overcame much to achieve the success he has realized today. His father passed away when he was 10, and his mother spent most of his teenage years in prison. During that time, Brother jumped from one relative's house to another in California, before ending up with a cousin in Phoenix.

There, Brother discovered the culinary world and quickly developed a passion for the field. Soon, he became involved with the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP), which helps prepare underserved public school students for college and careers in the restaurant and hospitality industries through chef mentoring, field trips, job shadowing, college and career advising, and more. For Brother, that included training with a master chef at The Art Institute of Phoenix. In 2000, Luck won a regional Best Teen Chef contest and, with it, a scholarship to study culinary arts at The Art Institute of Phoenix.

After graduating from Ai Phoenix, Brother worked in various fine dining restaurants around the world before coming to settle in Colorado Springs and eventually open his own businesses. Brother is also a Certified Executive Chef through the American Culinary Federation. 

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By: The Art Institutes Filed under: Culinary

January 24, 2018