Damiano Carrara

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Damiano Carrara
Damiano Carrara cooking demo 04.jpg
Born (1985-09-22) 22 September 1985 (age 33)[1][2]
Lucca, Tuscany, Central Italy, Italy[1]
Culinary career
Cooking style
Website carrarakitchen.com

Damiano Carrara (born 22 September 1985)[1][2] is an Italian-born chef, restaurateur and cookbook author who resides in Moorpark, California.[3]

Early life[edit]

Carrara was born in Lucca, Tuscany.[1] He served as a bartender at age 19 in his hometown before he continued bartending across Dublin, Ireland.[4] By 2012, he and his brother Massimiliano had relocated to Moorpark, California, where they opened their bakery Carrara Pastries.[3] In 2013, they opened a second location in Agoura Hills, California.[1]


Carrara has made television appearances on several Food Network series. He first came to prominence as a contestant in the premier season of Spring Baking Championship in 2015, where he finished in second place.[1][5][6] Later that year, he went on to win the "Chocotage XXL" episode of Cutthroat Kitchen.[1]

Carrara also infrequently served as a judge on Bakers vs. Fakers.[7]

Food Network Star and Halloween Baking Championship[edit]

Damiano Carrara bakes a crostata for a cooking demo in Bologna, Italy.

In May 2016,[4][3] Carrara was announced as a contestant for the twelfth season of Food Network Star. He survived until midway through the season finale, finishing in third place.[1] In October 2016, he served as one of the judges in the second season of Halloween Baking Championship.[8]


Year Title Publisher ISBN
2016 Dolce Italia: Authentic Italian Baking Lulu 1483443264


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "About us – Carrara Kitchen". Carrara Kitchen. WordPress.com. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b Carrara, Damiano (22 September 2016). "Damiano Carrara on Twitter: "Grazie mamma, papà e Nonna https://t.co/z3MF4Pxmby"". Twitter. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Bloomberg, Toby (22 May 2016). "Food Network Star Season 12 – Cheatsheet | Diva Foodies". Diva Foodies. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  4. ^ a b Conaway, Sheri (27 April 2016). "“Food Network Star” Celebrity Interview – Meet Chef Damiano Carrara – Dine.Savor.Repeat". Dine.Savor.Repeat. WordPress.com. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  5. ^ Pulfrey, Michelle; DeSocio, Jeffrey Thomas (7 July 2015). "Damiano Carrara: Summer Desserts – Story | KTTV". KTTV. Fox Television Stations. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  6. ^ McKinnon, Lisa (25 April 2016). "Food Network baking show to feature Moorpark chef". Ventura County Star. Gannett Company. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  7. ^ https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/bakers-vs-fakers/episodes
  8. ^ "Halloween Baking Championship, Season 2: Meet the Host and Judges : Food Network". Food Network. Scripps Networks Interactive. Retrieved 14 November 2016.

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