Diana DeLucia is an internationally acclaimed Australian photographer and journalist who now resides in Avon, Connecticut, U.S.A.
As one of the publishers of Restaurant Insider Magazine, she developed a superb reputation for capturing incredible detail photographing famous chefs and their culinary creations. During her career, she has worked with many well-known chefs and restaurateurs, including Sirio Maccioni, Lidia Bastianich, Charlie Trotter, Daniel Boulud, Gordon Ramsay, Thomas Keller and many more.
In 2010, Diana uncovered a unique opportunity to explore the concept of bringing a new lens to the convergence of food and golf. Her “proof of concept” book Golf Club World, Behind the Gates exceeded expectations, and confirmed her thoughts about this exciting community of golfers and international travelers who were truly passionate about both golf and fine dining. Golf Club World included interviews, photographs, recipes with wine pairings, history, and stories from unique golf venues around the world.
With the concept proven, Diana set out on her journey around the globe to capture the experience of the culinary arts in golf’s top kitchens, Golf Kitchen was born. This proved to be popular and thus her concept Golf Kitchen was born. Her travels will now take everyone on her journey across the USA, and internationally to Morocco, Monaco, Australia, Vietnam, Thailand, Dominican Republic, Dubai, Puerto Rico – and more. Golf Kitchen, the high class 500+ page "coffee table" book will officially launch at Winged Foot Golf Club in November 2016 at a Friends of James Beard Foundation Dinner featuring chefs from participating global Golf Kitchen teams.
Diana’s passion for highlighting talented Chefs in the Golf world has inspired a culinary movement across the world at golf clubs and resorts. As she challenges these golf destinations, she knows the awareness of enhancing the golf lifestyle can bring more enjoyment to the game – and help sustain the growth of golf and travel worldwide.
Header photo: Sebonack Golf Club clubhouse interior