Chef Lorenzo began his culinary career while majoring in business at Youngstown State University. As an act of desperation to survive college food, he honed the cooking skills learned from his mother and became the first cook for that Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.
Never losing his passion or talent for gourmet food and after many years as a successful sales representative, he returned to school and graduated from Loretta Pagganini's School of Culinary Arts.
He created the healthy cooking educational classes for Lakeside's Health & Wellness Conferences and in 2001 he opened Lorenzo's Culinary School in 2001. He continues to teach gourmet cooking classes at the school delighting people of all ages who really enjoy good food and want to be able to cook it at home.
As a personal chef, he has since cooked his way around the world from Salt Lake City to New Zealand, Tuscany to Beaver Creek, Colorado, and many places in between. He was selected as and served as the personal chef for the Rolls Royce Corporation for the 2002 Winter Olympics. Since 2002, he has served the airline industry by chefing at their special events in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Off season, you will find him travelling internationally to practice his culinary skills and impress everyone with his gastronomical dishes.
Some of his personal favorite cuisines are Italian and seafood, but he enjoys serving up a variety of ethnic edible delights learned from his internationals travels and studies.
Lorenzo has been featured on Food Network and has also been a favorite celebrity chef in such places as Channel 8 FOX Cleveland morning show as well as the Lake Erie Islands local celebrity chef.
Carolyn Pytlik, M.Ed., CRNA, RN is the Director and Wellness Specialist. She created and developed the Health and Wellness Program for Lakeside Association in 1999 and has been creating and instructing wellness and healthy cooking classes since then. With the increasing request for more healthy cooking classes she is continually using her impressive healthcare and culinary education and experience to bring new and exciting healthy cooking classes to Lakeside.