Larry Forgione

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Larry Forgione (born 1952) is a chef in the United States. He is known for his work at the An American Place restaurant in New York City and several notable chefs apprenticed with him (including Christina Machamer, David Shalleck, Melissa Kelly (chef) and Alexandra Guarnaschelli).[citation needed] His son, Marc Forgione, has his own restaurant and competes on Iron Chef America.

Forgione was born on Long Island, New York in 1952. He attended the Culinary Institute of America. He received an America’s Best Chef recognition from the James Beard Foundation and Chef of the Year honors from the Culinary Institute of America.[1]

Forgione cofounded American Spoon Foods, a specialty food maker in northern Michigan. His An American Place Cookbook won the James Beard Award for Best American Cookbook.[1]

Forgione's remake of Lord & Taylor Cafés into Signature Cafés (since rebranded as Lord & Taylor Signature) was part of the department store's 2003 restructuring.


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