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Ken Ridley

Lago Mar Executive Chef

Chef Ken is a born and raised in Houston native and has worked over 14 years in the hospitality industry. At the ripe age of 8 yrs. old Chef Ken developed his passion for cooking in his grandmother’s kitchen while spending summers in Louisiana. After high school Chef Ken attended Texas Southern University for Business Management before furthering his passion and attending the Art Institute of Houston receiving his bachelor’s degree in culinary management. After graduating Chef Ken went to work at the illustrious River Oaks Country Club under the leadership of world renown Chef Charles Carroll, and later at 60 Degrees Mastercrafted under the leadership of Certified Master Chef Fritz Gitschner. It was these 2 chefs that made an overwhelming impact on the trajectory of Chef Ken’s career and served as mentors in his development. Chef Ken has also spent time working for other well-known establishments throughout the greater Houston area. He is excited about this opportunity to showcase his passion with the guests of Blue Lagoon Bar and Grill