HALL OF FAME – LEON WEST

HALL OF FAME – LEON WEST

Leon West

chef-westChef Leon West was born into a family of eight children in Boston Massachusetts in 1946. His extraordinary career as a chef started in 1962 when he was a busboy and dishwasher at the old Jonny’s Diner in his home town. While working at the neighborhood grocery store, Chef Leon learned how to order a substantial amount of product early in life. Chef Leon attended the Massachusetts Vocational and Technical School’s Culinary Arts Program. He received his on the job training with the Sheraton Hotel in Boston. Chef Leon was certified on Chef-Leon-in-Aramark-kitcheJuly 14, 1970, by the Massachusetts restaurant Association. In 1978 , Chef West joined the staff of ARAMARK. He was promoted and transferred to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, where he assumed the responsibility of Executive Chef in 1983. Chef West has been with ARAMARK for the past nineteen years, fourteen of which have been the Executive Chef at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. He has been recognized among his peers, both locally and internationally, as one of New Orleans most talented chefs.

 

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