Chef Georgeann Leaming, who graduated from Academy of Culinary Arts in 1999, was chef de cuisine of R2L Restaurant before its closure due to the pandemic. Prior to that, she was tapped as the opening executive chef of Gordon Ramsay Steak after a successful run as the executive chef of Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill.
Chef Leaming was a fan favorite and a Season 19 champion of the episode Per Peri Determined on The Food Network’s Chopped series. She also co-owned two popular Philadelphia eateries, and won a Best of Philly Award for upscale Italian cuisine.
After twenty years of culinary experience, Chef Leaming draws inspiration from each of the kitchens she has been in and looks to continue learning, growing and finding new food experiences through staging, travel and chef collaborations.