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Lawrence Vernon Edmonds, American food service director. Certified sanitarian, certified executive chef, certified food service supervisor. Named master chef in Burlington Free Press, Burlington, Vermont, 1980, in Food Management Magazine, 1988, Volunteer of Year Archdiocese of Hartford, West Haven, 1986, honorary member New York Culinary Olympic Team, Big Apple chapter Culinary Association, Hyde Park, New York, 1988.


Edmonds, Lawrence Vernon was born on November 13, 1949 in Schenectady, New York, United States. Son of Lawrence Darwin and Pheobe Ruth (Tyrell) Edmonds.


Associate, Culinary Institute America, 1968.


Food & beverage manager Ramada Inns, West Haven, Connecticut, 1967-1971. Executive chef Wood Bridge Country Club, Woodbrige, 1971-1972. Head chef Yale University, New Haven, 1972-1977.

Executive chef Colony Inn, La Rotisserie normand, 1977-1979. Chef instructor New England Culinary Institute, Montpelier, Vermont, 1979-1981. General manager Royal Scotsman Corporation, Hamden, Connecticut, 1981-1983.

Corporation executive chef General Electric World Headquarters, Fairfield, 1983-1986, food service director, since 1986. Job placement consultant National Culinary Registry, Montpelier, Vermont, 1987-1989. Director catering Truffles Catering Service, West Haven, 1985-1989.

Consultant Institutional Food Services, New Haven, 1983-1989. Culinary educator University New Haven, 1984-1989.


  • Certified sanitarian, certified executive chef, certified food service supervisor.


  • Other Work

    • Culinary art exhibitor Creative Culinary Art, 1984 (gold medal 1984), Societe Philantropique, 1985, Creative Art, 1988 (most creative centerpiece award 1988).


Volunteer member United States Synchronized Swim Team (Amateur), Hampen, Connecticut, 1989. Lecturer Victorian Guild, West Haven, 1984-1989. Adult education teacher Learning Exchange, Montpelier, 1981-1983.

Culture advisor Amity High School French Club, Woodbridge, 1980. Chairman fundraising St. Lawrence Church, 1985-1987. Member Knights of St. Patrick, New Haven, 1972-1975.

Member American Culinary Federation (culinary excellence diplomas 1976-1987), Fairfield County Culinary Association (president 1986-1989, recognition award 1988), Special Olympic Committee (volunteer 1985-1989, letter of recognition 1988), Home & School Association St. Lawrence School.


  • Other Interests

    Ice-, saltdough-, chocolate-sculpting, calligraphy, music, swimming.


Married Linda Ann Seaman. Children: Keri Lynn, Megan Leigh.

Lawrence Darwin Edmonds

Pheobe Ruth (Tyrell) Edmonds

Linda Ann Seaman

Keri Lynn Edmonds

Megan Leigh Edmonds