From 2009 to 2010, Lemoine hosted a cooking segment on Univision called El Toque de Lemoine. He also appeared on the Food Network series Chopped in 2009, finishing in second place. Lemoine released a Spanish-language cookbook, Comidas U.S.A., in September 2012.
Food Network Star
In May 2012, Lemoine became a contestant on the eighth season of another Food Network series, Food Network Star; he was mentored by Giada de Laurentiis. He eventually became one of the final four contestants, and he filmed a pilot for a potential series called Family Style. He eventually lost the competition to Justin Warner.
Lemoine is the oldest of four siblings. He was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and he lived in Venezuela until he was 13 years old. Lemoine was initially interested in acting as well as cooking during his high school years but he eventually shifted his focus to cooking exclusively. He has had no formal culinary training; he received a scholarship to the Culinary Institute of America but he was unable to accept it due to not having immigration papers.
Lemoine and his brother co-own food studio iFood Studios. He also currently works with the Tao restaurant group in the greater New York City area and at the Surf Lodge in The Hamptons, as well as being a cook for the modern-day French Consulate. At Surf Lodge, Lemoine considers himself a “mixologist” rather than a bartender.
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