In his 18 years at Cafe’ Giovanni, Owner and Chef Duke LoCicero has been bringing worldwide attention to New Orleans Cuisine.
Born and raised in New Orleans, “Chef Duke” has been a part of the restaurant scene since he was thirteen. At eighteen he enrolled in the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. After his apprenticeship he worked throughout the United States, gaining experience with a variety of cuisine’s that have undoubtedly influenced the blend of flavors that characterize Chef Duke’s creations at Cafe’ Giovanni.
The Sea Ketch in New Jersey, The Brownstone in Houston, Joey’s in Baton Rouge, and the Royal Orleans were just a few of his ports of call. Chef Duke creates “New World Italian Cuisine” which he presents in a unique artistic style. Chef Duke has won numerous awards including Louisiana Restaurant Association’s 2004 Restaurateur of the Year, and the prestigious Taster’s Choice Award for Best Chef in 2002. Click Here for Duke’s Resturant