Masahiro Morinaga (cuisinier), the father to two boys and a girl, was born in Kyoto on January 8, 1967.

He learned the fundamental cooking skills from Noboru Inoue for 6 years at a well-established Restaurant Chez Inno in Tokyo, and moved to Paris with his wife in 1993. After acquiring more skills at three-star restaurants such as Restaurant Guy Savoy (Paris・FRANCE), Restaurant Gravelier (Bordeaux・FRANCE),
Maison Troisgros (Roanne・FRANCE), and Restaurant Girardet (Crissier・SWITZERLAND),
he returned to Japan in 1997.
Thereafter, Morinaga worked as a chef in various restaurants in Kyoto, and was appointed the master chef of Mikuni Nagoya in Nagoya Marriott in 2003.
In 2007, he opened Grande Maison Graciani in Kitano, Kobe, which won its popularity all over Japan.
In spring of 2013, he returned to his hometown Kyoto, and with his family,
he opened La famille Morinaga.