About Geoff Lazlo
Geoff Lazlo’s cooking career spans over eighteen years.
Geoff Lazlo Story
Where It All Began
Over the past 18 years, Geoff Lazlo’s cooking career has taken him from Alice Waters’ kitchen at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California, to Blue Hill at Stone Barns in the lower HudsonValley, and to Gramercy Tavern in New York City, where he was sous chef for five years.
In 2012, he moved his family back home to Greenwich, Connecticut to serve as Executive Chef of leFarm and The Whelk in Westport. During that tenure, Lazlo met and created formative relationships with many local farmers and artisans. In 2015, he founded and opened his first restaurant, Mill Street Bar & Table in Greenwich, Connecticut. As Mill Street’s executive chef, Lazlo received a “Very Good” rating from the New York Times and received various local accolades including the Most Innovative Chef 2016 at the Greenwich Wine & Food Festival, and Best Chef 2018 Best American Restaurant 2018 and Best Brunch 2018 from Connecticut Magazine. Mill Street Bar & Table consistently ranked four-and-a-half-stars from diners on Trip Advisor, Open Table and Yelp. In 2017 Lazlo’s microbrew won first place in the Hudson Valley Farmhouse Ale competition.
The Story Continues
In January of 2018, Lazlo left Mill Street to create several new concepts that highlight his passion for seasonal and local food, including a farm to table catering and event company, Geoff Lazlo Food.
When Geoff was five years old he turned his sandbox into a garden. Today he is still tending to his own plots at the Greenwich Community Gardens and in his own backyard, as well as teaching children in the Byrum community the art and science of growing their own food, thanks to a grant from the Greenwich Alliance for Education.
Lazlo is a frequent presenter to corporations, government and community organizations on the topic of, “What is Real Food?” He is a champion for local charities such as the Make a Wish Foundation and No Kid Hungry.
Geoff Lazlo has been honored to cook for notable individuals such as his six-year-old son Lucas, and President Barack Obama. When he is not cooking or working in his gardens, he can usually be found tinkering with his vintage Land Rover Defender 90, brewing beer, dreaming about owning a vineyard or hanging around with his family, who all love to eat.
What People are Saying
Geoff, the meal last night was truly exceptional. Your reference for vegetables and fresh ingredients really resonated with us. Everyone at the table debated about which course was our favorite, and honestly there was no clear winner… they were all delicious.”
“Outstanding in every way! Anything that comes out of (his) glorious kitchen is fresh, imaginative and delicious! Congratulations to Chef Geoff Lazlo !!!”
“The cuisine is outstanding! Creative American, accessible, delicious, farm-to-table! …Something to offer everyone…Pays homage to Chez Panisse and Gramercy Tavern!
Also, great cocktails and wine selection.”
“What an experience! Everything – What an experience! The cocktails are spot-on: The Grilled Margarita and Satin Manhattan are unique and delicious. (I had) Grilled oysters, lamb shoulder, sampled a few of the handmade pastas (All were great. Loved the Branzino. One of the finer dining experiences of my life!”
“You’ll have an exquisite experience.”
What People are Saying
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