Greg Reggio is a native of New Orleans who began his career in the industry as an apprentice under Warren LeRuth in New Orleans. He started as a chef, and then his management and training skills led to the position of Director of Training for all Copeland's restaurants. For his formal education, Reggio attended the University of New Orleans School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism as well as an affiliate school of the American Culinary Federation. On the practical side, he trained under such experts as Gary Darling and Beany McGregor to hone his culinary skills. Reggio serves as a director on the Board of the Louisiana Restaurant Association. He is also the Louisiana Restaurant Association - New Orleans Chapter President 2007. He is currently one of three partners in the Taste Buds, a culinary and restaurant development team responsible for the multi-location Zea and Semolina restaurants found throughout the Gulf Coast region. Greg and his family live in suburban New Orleans.