We’re having a fundraiser on November the 7th!
One of our featured performers is Chef John Luciano.
Hailing from Boston, Chef John Luciano has worked in a wide range of fine restaurants in the Boston Market. His training began at Newberry College for hotel/restaurant management and culinary arts. From there he went directly to the Aujourd’hui at the Four Seasons Hotel. John quickly moved up the culinary ladder and became Sous Chef at Stephanies on famed Newberry St. From there, he opened up the fine dining French Restaurant Mistral. His first Executive Chef position was at Bella Luna. In 2013, John along with his wife moved to the Utica area to be closer to extended family. He held a number of high profile positions, including the Chowder House and ending at the Teugica County Club. After having built the kitchen and trained the staff at the Country Club, John was about to return to native Boston. Fortunately, before leaving he saw the ad placed by the new owners of the Canal Side Inn who had recently bought the business from longtime owner James Aufmuth. John has kept much of the feeling and tastes of the restaurant, while putting his own American twist on new and traditional dishes.
To see Chef John’s demonstration, you can purchase a ticket for our fundraiser, here: www.lflibrary.org/donations