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Our Team

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Thomas Lents

Executive Chef

Award-winning Chef Thomas Lents brings over 20 years of world-class culinary expertise to Violetto, having led teams at renowned establishments including the two-Michelin-starred Thornton Restaurant and Joel Robuchon's eponymous restaurant Waterside Inn. With both formal culinary training and a philosophy degree, his repertoire includes receiving two Michelin stars, five AAA diamonds, and five Forbes Travel Guide stars as Executive Chef of Sixteen in Chicago, earning a James Beard Foundation semi-finalist title,  and overseeing culinary operations for the Aparium Hotel Group.

Zachary Dortenzio

General Manager

Zachary Dortenzio's passion for food and wine stems from his New England roots and Italian heritage, leading him to train at the Culinary Institute of America and immerse himself in the region's wine culture under the guidance of CIA Master Sommeliers. His journey took him to prestigious establishments such as the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai in Hawaii, where he curated exquisite dining and wine programs, and Nobu at Four Seasons Lāna'i, helping the team achieve a Forbes Five-Star ranking. Throughout his career, Dortenzio delivers elevated dining experiences that unite communities through his culinary artistry.

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