Antonio Lugo was working a second job as a prep cook at Hello Monty when he took a bold step toward a better future.
The popular Main Street eatery was looking for a head chef, and Lugo, 26, told owner Rob Gentry that he wanted to take over the kitchen. The move has made him the youngest chef in the history of Gentry’s restaurants, which include such earlier ventures as Big River Grill & Brewing Works, The Blue Plate and Robar cocktail bar.
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“My team was already familiar with his work ethic and personality,” Gentry says. “Antonio and I have worked as a team to make the recent shift in our menu.