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Chef Lonnie Varisco

Chef Lonnie VariscoCenter of the Plate Specialist, PERFORMANCE Foodservice - Caro

Chef Lonnie is a native New Orleanian who grew up with a passion for food. He honed his love for food at the New England Culinary Institute and has worked in several of the great kitchens of New Orleans as Executive Chef. He ran his own restaurant consulting company prior to joining the PERFORMANCE Foodservice Team. He served as the Headmaster of The Culinary Institute of New Orleans for twelve years and hosted a national cooking show on PBS called Jazz Brunch for ten years. He has made appearances on the Food Network.

“I am now in the best job I have ever had! I am able to take my years of educational knowledge and foodservice knowledge to train our sales force in the needs of a restaurant operator as well as help restaurants make their dreams a reality.”