The petite powerhouse is the author of 6 dessert cookbooks. Luchetti's honors include the 1998 San Francisco Focus Magazine Pastry Chef of the Year, the 2001 Women Chefs & Restaurateurs Golden Whisk Award, the 2003 Food Arts magazine Silver Spoon Award, and the 2004 James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef. From 1994 to 1999, she served as chairperson of Women Chefs & Restaurateurs. Over the last three years, the San Francisco Chronicle chose Luchetti as one of 20 Visionary Chefs in the Bay Area, she was inducted into the Culinary Pioneers of America, and was named a dean of the International Culinary Center. In 2012, she was inducted into the James Beard Foundation Who's Who of Food & Beverage in America. Prior to being named chair of the JBF board of trustees, Luchetti served on the Foundation board for six years, three as vice chair, and as chair of the James Beard Awards Committee.