Michael Lomonaco
Cooking Style : New American cuisine
Profile Web Results Directory Listings Bio News Multimedia Shopping Blog Booking Info

Destiny seems to have played a role in Michael Symon's journey to the kitchen and to the top of the national food scene. As an 11th grade wrestler at St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio, Michael broke his arm while practicing for a meet. Bored, unable to compete and looking for college money, the 16-year-old took a part time job at Gepetto's Ribs as a cook. His affinity for the culinary challenge was realized and this athlete decided he loved to cook.

After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in 1990, Michael worked at Player's, a casual Mediterranean restaurant on Cleveland's West Side, for two years. In the midst of Cleveland's developing restaurant scene, Piccolo Mondo opened and soon Michael was identified as its creative energy. It wasn't long before Symon was pairing ahi-tuna with seaweed salad. People came.

A few years later, Michael was lured to the chic and intimate Caxton Caf?n the new Gateway District. The word on the street was that he was the "cutting edge" chef in Cleveland. His signature three-cheese macaroni with chicken was born.

In 1996, Michael was ready to open his own restaurant. He partnered with future wife, Liz Shanahan, and the dream to create Lola was underway. The 60-seat space just west of downtown Cleveland opened in February 1997 to glowing reviews. To complement Michael's menu, wife and partner Liz brought an unpretentious elegance and unique wine selection from lesser-known boutique vineyards that made Lola Cleveland's destination of the year.

Quickly garnering a host of awards, Symon was named a national "rising star" for 1997 by Restaurant Hospitality Magazine, Best Restaurant and Chef in Northeast Ohio by Northern Ohio Live Magazine, and one of the Ten Best New Chefs in America by Food & Wine Magazine in 1998.

Never one to sit still, Michael took his show on the road to the Aspen Food and Wine Festival and to the Harvest for Hunger benefit in Sonoma, California in July 2000. He plans to continue to improve Lola, saying, "Every day I see ten things we could be doing better." You'll find no complaints from Clevelanders--they're just glad he's staying.


   Michael Lomonaco News
   Michael Lomonaco in Listing
Michael Lomonaco
Destiny seems to have played a role in Michael Symon's journey to the kitchen and to the top of the national food scene. As an 11th grade wrestler at St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio, Michael
Michael Lomonaco Speaker Bio Find booking agent contact to book
Michael Lomonaco. Biography of speaker Michael Lomonaco and booking agency contact information , how to hire, find speaker fees or schedule.
Chef Michael Lomonaco's Biography on StarChefs
In the meantime, you can catch Michael Lomonaco on TV. A former actor who is at ease in front of the camera, Michael is the co-host of Epicurious,
Add Michael Lomonaco Link
View Michael Lomonaco Directory Listings
   Michael Lomonaco Results
   Products Related To Michael Lomonaco At Amazon
More Products Related To Michael Lomonaco ...

Profile of Celebrity Chef Michael Lomonaco is the best location to find Everything about Celebrity Chef Michael Lomonaco including answers of the questions like... "How To Book Celebrity Chef Michael Lomonaco?", "How To Hire Celebrity Chef Michael Lomonaco?", "How To Contact Celebrity Chef Michael Lomonaco?", "How Much Does It Cost Celebrity Chef Michael Lomonaco?", "What Is The Fees Of Celebrity Chef Michael Lomonaco?" and other details.

 Explore More...
Rick Browne
Eric Ripert
Masaharu Morimoto
Daniel Boulud
Ina Garten
Ted Allen
Gordon Ramsay
Nigella Lawson
Joey Altman
Nathalie Dupree
Kathleen Daelemans
Ellie Krieger
Thomas Keller
Curtis Aikens
Dave Lieberman
 Save And Share
Add to
Digg This
Add to Reddit
Add to Google
Add to Yahoo!
Home | About Us | Chef Profiles | Directory Web Search | News | Bookstore | Shopping | Contact Us
Copyright © 2007-2008 Chef Opedia. All rights reserved. | Privacy Policy