Chef Dena Marino (S8/Ep.12)

Dena Marino is the private chef for LeBron James and his family. She is one of the country’s most accomplished and preeminent chefs having spent time cooking in Napa (Tra Vigne), Aspen (Ajax, D19, Ellina) and Miami (MC Kitchen). Over the course of her career, Dena and her restaurants have received numerous accolades ranging from the nation’s “Top 20 Best New Restaurants” by Esquire, to Miami New Times’ “Top 10 Chefs.” In this episode, she shares how a one-day kitchen internship (‘stage’) in Napa helped pave the way for her culinary career. She also touches upon the importance of reading your guests in a room, both as a restaurant chef and as a private chef. She is committed to using her expertise for good, most recently, by offering virtual cooking classes to the families living in the LeBron James Family Foundation’s I PROMISE Village in Akron, Ohio. Enjoy this episode as we go Beyond the Plate… with Chef Dena Marino.


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