Meet the Chef: Lauro Romero
Born into a small farming community in Mexico, Lauro grew up harvesting his meals from the land, eating only what the seasons would offer; a passion and practice he implements in his own kitchen today, both at work and home. He credits his mother in discovering his enthusiasm for cooking. After moving to Salt Lake City at age 14, he launched into the restaurant world and hasn’t looked back. After years of hard work, Lauro worked his way up to Executive Sous Chef at Bambara in Salt Lake City before heading west to Portland and landing at Three Degrees as Chef de Cuisine alongside Chef Tom Dunklin. After two years spent running the kitchen at Three Degrees, Lauro was promoted to Executive Chef in 2016 and looks forward to continuing to tighten up the culinary offerings on one of Portland’s premier waterfront destinations also featuring Event Catering and Private Dining. Outside of the kitchen, Lauro loves spending time with his wife and two daughters, exploring the scenic outdoors, grilling and – getting back to his roots – gardening.