Lonzo’s reputation is built on scratch cooking and a magical fusion of nouveaux and classical styles. Neo-Picante best describes his unique, contemporary recipe development, celebrating global flavors and technique. The Chef's charming sense of hospitality ensures a fun, enjoyable event and the food becomes the entertainment! Based in Austin, Texas, the chef continues to book events around the world - covering his own airfare!
Lon is a professional chef with over 15 years of international culinary, hospitality and event planning experience. Coming from 2 generations of food industry professionals, he discovered his innate passion for cooking at an early age. When he was 11, his family moved from New England to central Mexico, his home for over 20 years. The Chef's diverse culinary influences result from experience in Barcelona, Madrid, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Belgium, New Zealand, Australia and throughout the US...and - of course - Texas! He has served four years on the Council of State Restaurant Associations and his credentials include certification by the National Restaurant Association. He is an avid supporter of sustainable food practices and local farm-to-table sourcing.