Middleton Place Restaurant | Charleston, SC
Chris Lukic, a Marine Corp veteran, joined the culinary team at Middleton Place with a background that is impressive by any standard. He trained at the French Culinary Institute in New York City, earning a Grande Diploma in Culinary Arts. He has cooked in kitchens overseen by some of the finest chefs in the world. Chris’ early hands-on training was at Aquavit, the famed Manhattan Restaurant helmed by Marcus Samuelsson, the youngest chef in history to earn a 3-star review in the New York Times. Other mentors include Rick Moonen, renowned for his commitment to sustainable seafood and Wolfgang Puck, who Chris served as Executive Sous Chef at Puck’s catering operation.