Partner with The Ivy Room, Gem Catering & Events, Lettuce Parties & Special Events, Grubhub & Ambria
Kiran Pinto is a Lettuce Entertain You (LEYE) Partner with The Ivy Room, Gem Catering & Events, Lettuce Parties & Special Events, Grubhub & Ambria.
For as long as she can remember, Kiran has been passionate about food and was culturally influenced by her Irish-German mother and Indian father while growing up in Peoria, IL. After high school, Kiran attended Boston University’s School of Hospitality Administration and spent her college years interning at local restaurants. It was in Boston that she began a focus on front-of-the-house operations. She studied abroad in London and Sydney to experience hospitality firsthand from a global perspective.
After her travels, Kiran established roots closer to home in Chicago and that is where she first met Scott Barton – a career encounter that changed her life. Kiran spent five years at Tru and then went on to L2O and M Burger. In 2011, Kiran joined RJ and Jerrod Melman’s division for the openings of Paris Club, Studio Paris, RPM Italian, Ramen-San and RPM Steak. In 2015, Kiran joined Mark Tormey to establish Lettuce’s first events venue, The Ivy Room. Kiran began managing the Lettuce Parties & Special Events team. She is most excited about the new venture, Gem Catering & Events in response to guests’ requests to bring Lettuce quality food and service to venues, homes and offices across the city.
With over a decade at LEYE, Kiran has built a solid reputation for her commitment to the guest dining experience and leading an exceptional team. When she’s not restaurant hopping throughout the city with her husband, Cory, and her son, Julien, you’ll find Kiran traveling for friends, family, laughter and more places to eat.