Newly retired Jupiter, Florida resident Lenore Pinello has long known that the next chapter in her life would include her passion for great food. After a 28- year career in Publishing and Sales Management, a cooking class at a local culinary shop changed her life. An invitation to teach a class featuring foods from her family cookbook, Mangia Mama was all it took; she was hooked! "I felt like Emeril, I just had to open a shop of my own" said Lenore.
New York City native, Lenore, has been inspired by the fabulous cooks in her life, mom Anne Roberto, and sister Barbara De Vita, She is at her best in the kitchen where she gives it her all and cooks from the heart. Small wonder In the Kitchen's logo is the artichoke, which symbolizes the heart. Friends, old and new, are greeted at the shop with the same warm reception as they receive at her home. It's important that everyone has a wonderful experience at In the Kitchen. Lenore strongly believes down the road people will forget what you said or what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel. And, at In the Kitchen the feeling is welcomed !
Lenore lives in Jupiter with her husband of 20 years Charlie and their canine kid, Sofia.
Ilonka Croke brings a diversified background, replete with a fine blend of professional affiliations and award-winning efforts to her position.
Ilonka has more than 25 years experience in sales, and advertising, promotions, public relations as well as management positions in marketing for nationally known Shopping Centers.
Now living in Jupiter, Florida with her husband Ed, Ilonka joined the team opening day, November 10, 2007.
Chef Joseph CEC, CCE, FMP
Our team building cooking events are perfect for celebrating company achievements, entertaining clients, or rewarding employees.
“Last night was fabulous!! EVERYONE enjoyed the evening immensely........the food was over the top, the wines were perfect and the service was second to none. Each one of us had a ball and cannot wait to do it again. Thank You, thank you!“
Donna M.Paolino Urciuoli - Palm Beach Gardens, FL