Michael Lomonaco is the Chef/Partner of the highly successful Porter House Bar and Grill, as well as the cocktail lounge Center Bar, both located in Manhattan’s Time Warner Center. A veteran of the New York restaurant scene, Michael has helmed some of NYC’s most iconic kitchens including ‘21’ Club, Windows on the World, Wild Blue, Noche, and Guastavino’s.
A well-known face to television audiences, Michael hosted “Epicurious” and “Michael’s Place” on Travel Channel and Food Network, and makes regular appearances on The Today Show and The Chew. He has published two cookbooks, The ‘21’ Cookbook and Nightly Specials.
Michael will be speaking on the “No Barriers Life Panel” during Session #2 of Friday’s elective activities.
This panel will focus on the innovations that make barriers a thing of the past. Join innovators who are creating outstanding technology and creating new ways of doing things to simplify lives each and every day.
Deeply dedicated to community support and charitable causes, Michael co-founded the Windows of Hope Family Relief Fund in the wake of September 11, 2001. He also actively participates in fundraising events that benefit important and worthy causes throughout the city, including City Harvest and The Food Bank of New York.
In 2016, Porter House Bar and Grill celebrated their 10th anniversary in the Time Warner Center. To mark the occasion, Lomonaco oversaw a cosmetic redesign and relaunch, bringing modern finishes to the timeless space, overlooking Central Park.
In 2019, Michael will open a new concept at Hudson Yards, expanding his culinary footprint to New York’s newest neighborhood.