Luke Powell

Chef + Restaurateur

Chef and Owner of LP's Quality Meats and Bella Brutta Pizza in Sydney.

  • Hometown Sydney
  • Occupation Chef + Restaurateur
Luke Powell is the Chef/Owner of LP’s Quality Meats and Bella Brutta Pizza in Sydney.
Luke began his career washing dishes in his native New Zealand in 1996 and later moved to Sydney in 2004 where he began to work with Martin Boetz at his modern Thai restaurant Longrain. He went on to work at various restaurants in Australia, Spain and the US where Luke's enthusiasm for charcuterie and hand made products started and was the underpinning inspiration for his first restaurant LP’s Quality Meats, which he opened in 2014.
He went on to open Bella Brutta Pizza in 2018 with a focus on utilizing LP’s smoked small goods such as Mortadella and Pepperoni etc. which in turn led to a rebranding and new focus for LP’s. 2020 saw a shut down and renovation of the existing restaurant space to accommodate a small goods processing facility while still maintaining space for a 50 seater restaurant. The smokers influence on the restaurant menu is still present, however, the smoker is now used full time during the week to pump out small goods that are distributed nationwide. LP’s wholesale brand sees an opportunity to be the leading artisan smoked small goods supplier in Australia, utilising only the best quality, free range products and we hope to see the brand develop into a household name synonymous with only the highest quality.