Emeril Lagasse is the chef/proprietor of 13 restaurants, including four in New Orleans (Emeril’s, NOLA, Emeril’s Delmonico and Meril); four in Las Vegas (Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House, Delmonico Steakhouse, Table 10and Lagasse’s Stadium); two in Orlando (Emeril’s Orlando and Emeril’s Tchoup Chop); and three at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Pennsylvania (Emeril’s Fish House, Emeril’s Chop House and Burgers And More by Emeril).
As a national TV personality, he has hosted more than 2,000 shows on the Food Network, and is the food correspondent for ABC's Good Morning America. Lagasse has appeared as a guest judge in four seasons of Bravo’s hit food series, Top Chef, was named a co-host on the 10th season of the Rachael Ray Show, and in January 2017, he entered his fifth season of Emeril’s Florida on the Cooking Channel. In September 2016, Amazon launched an original series featuring Lagasse called Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse. Lagasse is the best-selling author of 19 cookbooks, the latest, Essential Emeril: Favorite Recipes and Hard-Won Wisdom from My Life in the Kitchen, was released in October 2015.
In 2002, Lagasse established the Emeril Lagasse Foundation to support children’s educational programs that inspire and mentor young people through the culinary arts, nutrition, healthy eating, and important life skills. To date, the Foundation has distributed $7 million in grants benefitting children’s charities in New Orleans, Las Vegas and on the Gulf Coast. In 2013, Lagasse was named the Humanitarian of the Year by the James Beard Foundation for his dedicated efforts to further the culinary arts in America, as well as his philanthropic work supporting children’s educational programs through his Foundation.
In December 2015, Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:SQBG) acquired the assets related to Emeril Lagasse’s media and merchandising business, including television programming, cookbooks, the Emerils.com website and his licensed kitchen and food products. For more information, visit: http://www.emerils.com.
Lagasse's restaurant company, Emeril's Homebase, is located in New Orleans and houses culinary operations, a test kitchen for recipe development, and a boutique store for his signature products.
Chef de Cuisine
Lani grew up in Jersey City, NJ, moving to East Stroudsburg, PA in 2001. He has been feeding his passion for the Culinary Arts since his first cooking job in New York City at Mainland Restaurant. He obtained his Culinary and Business degree from the New York Restaurant School at The Art Institute. Lani has flourished in several culinary operations here at Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem. Starting at St. James Gate, he was quickly recognized as a star performer. He opened Emeril’s Italian Table as Cook lll and grew professionally through the ranks culminating in his promotion to Chef de Cuisine at Emeril’s Fish House. Aside from day trips to New York City’s finest restaurants, Lani enjoys all sports and personal fitness.
After more than 30 years in the Hospitality industry, Gregg started as General Manager of Emeril’s Italian Table in May 2014 and has transitioned over to General Manager at Emeril’s Fish House in April 2016. As General Manager, he is responsible for day-to-day operations leading his team of Managers and Front of House Team Members. Gregg has an A.S. in Culinary Arts and a B.S. in Management from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI. He has extensive experience in the Hospitality Industry which included positions as Executive Chef, Food & Beverage Director, and General Manager. Gregg says he enjoys “sharing my experiences and observing the professional growth of my team.” He also likes “pleasing people with genuine hospitality”. Gregg grew up in Yorktown Heights, NY. He is an avid golfer and enjoys watching his children compete in sports. An intense family man, Gregg resides in Macungie, PA with his wife Kim, son Gregory Jr., and his daughter Meghan.