Lenny Messina is the Chef at LOLA Restaurant as well as the Culinary Liaison for Hudson Valley Foie Gras. Working alongside Chef and owner, Michael Ginor, the duo operate LOLA, a multi – Award winning eclectic pan-Mediterranean restaurant. The New York Times has awarded LOLA with their most prestigious “excellent” rating. Newsday has named LOLA as one of Long Island’s top ten fine dining restaurants. In 2012 Lenny and his culinary team received the American Culinary Federation’s national championship title for competitive cooking. In 2015 LOLA received the “Cutting Edge” award from the same organization. For the past four years LOLA has received the Opentable ‘Diners Choice’ award.
Lenny has been a featured chef at Autism Speaks, Hawaii Food and Wine, Pebble Beach Food and Wine, and The James Beard Foundation. Lenny Graduated from the State University of New York at Delhi where he received his bachelors in Business Administration with a focus in Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management.