JRG Steaks, Cicero Company, LLC
HEAD COOK: Lisa Gwatney
COMPETITION: World Invitational Steak Championship
My name is Lisa Gwatney. I grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan to an Italian Father and Irish Mother. I grew up around food and living on a farm had a true respect for where food came from and how it was produced. When my husband, Russell Gwatney, a seasoned food competitor and I became empty nesters, I became very focused on perfecting my craft. I am all about natural, locally sourced products that are healthy, flavorful, and fun to eat. I love having friends over and would every day if I could. I don\'t believe in things being fussy or perfect. Just super yummy and having great conversations and fun with family and friends. I love life; love my family; love my friends and food brings us all together. Growing up in a family that taught me the true value of healthy, locally sourced food, and casual gatherings with those we love is what life is all about.