vincent la monte
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"Success comes from strength...strength comes from harmony...And harmony requires consistency in all things."
    Inspiration comes from the world all around us. Using a combination of ideas from friends, family, nature, art, print & press as well as television are all acceptable as influences however a chef's own creativity, exposure to the creativity of colleagues and a commitment to dining out frequently are what chiefly enable a chef to stay relevant in order to help set the trends in the food of tomorrow. 
          A sound foundation in food theory and food profiles based on experience, a discerning palette and a refined repertoire on which to base new interpretations of food are essential.  Current styles can reflect a fundamental approach when using moderation of advanced techniques such as molecular gastronomy or deconstruction. A discipline in the art and science of food evolution can inspire a composition to be a successful harmony of flavors when uncomplicated, resulting in creatively paired components.  
        Plate profiles assembled with a commitment focused on balanced flavor, texture, taste, techniques, aroma, temperatures and seasonal farm to fork freshness with attention to detail and center of the plate presentation predictability result in success.

                                   -Vincent LaMonte
My strengths are my passion and understanding of food held up by my instinct for hospitality.  My abilities and skills as a leader, administrator, teacher and mentor develops the essential skills required in others. My understanding of financial responsibilities, operations and my willingness to align to corporate goals for profitability & growth are what I continue to build upon . My confidence is a result of my depth of knowledge as a culinary professional with a high degree of technical skill which enables my rapid decision making & bravado.   My strength is built on a foundation of core values, my commitment is to be honest, consistent, dependable, responsible, and accountable for my actions and the actions of my team.  My willingness and ability to earn respect through my actions and deeds support the commitments I have made and are the tools for consistent fairness, fierce loyalty & my genuine nature which make me a charismatic and effective leader.  Motivating and influencing people requires my self-confidence, being a hands-on leader by example, single minded regard for harmony & brevity, that useful quality of expressing much in few words to avoid familiarity.  Maintaining a firm steadfast determination in making the hard choices & decisions while working toward a common goal form the essence of my leadership.  

"My fortitude is my willingness to do the hard work."


"...the wise man should always follow the roads that have been trodden by the great, and imitate those who have most excelled, so that if he cannot reach their perfection, he may at least acquire something of its savour. Acting in this like the skilful archer, who seeing that the object he would hit is distant, and knowing the range of his bow, takes aim much above the destined mark; not designing that his arrow should strike so high, but that flying high it may alight at the point intended   
                                                                                       -Niccolò di Bernardo Machiavelli