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Karl Lenz

Maggiano’s Location: Cincinnati, OH
Hometown: Germany
Favorite Maggiano’s Dish: Spaghetti & Meat Sauce

Karl Lenz has been with Maggiano’s for over fifteen years and has opened 4 of our restaurants. Karl was born and raised in Germany and received his culinary training in Europe, starting as a sous chef for Hilton for seven years and traveled the globe to London, New York, Guam and Chicago, along with being a chef on a cruise liner for two years. Karl’s favorite dishes at Maggiano’s are our classics and a frequent meal that his mother made during his adolescence—Spaghetti & Meat Sauce and Spaghetti & Meatball. Since Karl is from Germany, at home he enjoys cooking German dishes and enjoys many different Mediterranean inspired dishes when he dines out. Karl spends his free time with his wife Erika, who also worked for Maggiano’s for eleven years and their son, Chris, who he shares his love for ice hockey with!

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