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CEO | Boston, MA

Lenny is highly regarded as a culinary design expert and thought leader throughout the foodservice industry. He has gained 51+ years of experience in all aspects of dining services, including 26 years as an operator; notably as Director of Catering (U.S. House of Representatives), GM of restaurants, Director of a high production commissary, and Director of Dining for corporate dining facilities. Lenny possesses the vision, creativity, dedication, and leadership it takes to transform a project from rough concepts to reality. Although 10 years of his career were spent as Director of Dining Services at Harvard University and his portfolio is filled with college and university projects, Lenny’s unique designs touch all industry market segments, and can be seen in many states across the country. He is passionate about his clients as well as the design team, and most importantly values the collaboration process that occurs on every project. As CEO, that passion has transcended into facilitating a collaborative environment for each member of the Ricca Team to attain increasing leadership, an abundance of creativity, industry peer recognition, and unlimited success.

Lenny was the lead designer for over 5 award-winning projects. Additionally, he has served as Chairperson for the Harvard Heroes Organizing Committee, served as Region Two Director, Co-Chairperson, and a member of the National Conference Planning Committee for the Society of Foodservice Management.

University of California, Irvine, CA
Delaware State University, Dover, DE
University of Delaware, Newark, DE
University of Georgia, Athens, GA
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
Boston University, Boston, MA
Harvard Business School, Boston, MA
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Kendal at Hanover, Hanover, NH
Riverwoods at Exeter, Exeter, NH
Intermountain Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT

Confidential High Tech Web Company, Sunnyvale, CA & Boulder, CO
CH2M Hill, Englewood, CO
Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta, GA
Analog Devices, Wilmington, MA
Bay Colony, Waltham, MA
Eisai Andover Research Center, Andover, MA
Macom, Lowell, MA
IDEXX Laboratories, Portland, ME
SUNY Environmental Science & Forestry, Syracuse, NY

Pelican Hill Hotel, Newport Beach, CA
John’s Island Club, Vero Beach, FL
Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans, LA
Mandarin Oriental, Boston, MA
Yotel Parcel J, Boston, MA
Westin Hotel, Detroit, MI
Holiday Inn, Lake Placid, NY
Ocean House, Watch Hill, RI
41 North Hotel, Newport, RI

Lesson learned from your parents that always stuck with you?

Five critical words that will save you money, keep your weight down, preserve your health, help choose good friends, and keep you out of trouble.... Do I really need this?

If you could take a 6-month sabbatical?

Volunteer work with my friends at a Rural Leaders Training Program based in Asia.

Pet Peeve?

Permanently angry people and the "glass half empty" group.

I am an avid...

Woodworker and gardener.

Favorite Vacation?

Where the phone doesn't ring and emails can't reach.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?

Living life just the way I have since the beginning, both the good and bad, which makes me who I am today and for all the days to come. 

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