Luka Nachkebia has been on the jury of the highly successful TV series MasterChef Georgia since 2019, the year it began. Born in 1991, he teaches Pacific and Asian cuisine at the Georgian Culinary Academy in Tbilisi, and lectures on food safety and production technology at the Agricultural University of Georgia, from where he graduated with a specialisation in food service, food safety and applied culinary technologies. A consultant on restaurant development and food service and production, he manages projects for clients including Borjomi Golden Tulip Firouze Hotel, Zala restaurant, Matiani hotel, 9Mta beer gastro bar and Bioli wellness resort. Luka has been a researcher on several culinary books, including Bagrat Batonishvili Cook Book 1818 and Georgian Taste cookbook – for which he also served as chef. He was producer and chef for the Meskhetian Table cookbook and Kolkhetian Tabla. He participates in scientific research projects, investigating microbiomes in agronomy, food microbiology and human nutrition.