Lenny Martinsen

Lenny Martinsen

Lenny Martinsen joined the Centerplate team in 2007 and is currently the Regional Executive  Chef of the Mercedes Benz Superdome, the Smoothie King Center, and Champions Square. He also oversees and assit with culinary operations at the WWII Museum, The Baby Cakes baseball operations and Ernest Morial Convention Center. In the past 8 years, in addition to his regular involvement with the New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans, Chef Lenny has worked four Super Bowls, three NBA All-Star Games, the NCAA Finals, the Belmont Stakes, and other high-profile sports and entertainment events. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Chef Lenny earned degrees in Culinary Arts at Johnson & Wales University (Providence, Rhode Island) and in Hotel and Restaurant Management at Florida International University (Miami, Florida).  Lenny is the former Executive Chef/Director of Culinary Operations for SeaWorld Adventure Park and Discovery Cove in Orlando, Florida.  Prior to his association with SeaWorld, he was with Walt Disney’s MGM Studios Theme Park and All Star Resort Hotel.  He also held positions with several acclaimed fine-dining restaurants in Coral Gables, Florida, and worked at a national convention hotel in New Hampshire

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