Do Not Be Afraid To Ask | Hosts: Lenore Nolan-Ryan and Tina Rains


Masterpiece Women Welcomes Lenore Nolan-Ryan!

Celebrated chef, Lenore Nolan Ryan began her career at 19 with a brunch restaurant in Indianapolis. In the late ’70s, she moved to San Francisco, fell in love, duplicated her brunch, and enjoyed notoriety when she opened a neighborhood restaurant, catering company, wine bar, cooking school, and the retail market called, “Ryan’s”.

Returning home in 1999 to her native South Florida, Lenore conceived of and then opened her first Florida eatery, Gina Lenore's in an Italian pizzeria in Lauderdale by the Sea -- Lenore Nolan Ryan Catering & Cooking School, an inventive and inviting culinary destination in Lauderdale by the sea in 2000. 

In 2016, Lenore moved her business to the Galt Ocean Mile. As 2020 presented the challenge of a new normal, she conceived a signature “Meals to go program” and Zoom options: Themed destination dinners featuring original tapas, interactive happy hours with winemaker tastings, and virtual cooking classes. 

Now, among her many offerings at her location on A1A, Lenore also hosts private corporate team building events, client appreciation parties, celebration dinners, networking events, and a host of culinary tastings in her pop-up events, along with uniquely designed events for off-premises catering services at clients homes and businesses. More importantly, all events are imbued with Chef Lenore's irrepressible joie de vivre as she expresses her passion for food and her love of entertaining with some of South Florida’s finest.

Lenore believes that her food and love of entertaining and catering is a way to give back to the community through her generous contributions to the nonprofits, schools, and organizations that are helping others.

Looking to the future Lenore is forever reinventing herself in her business.

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