Lawrence Scott’s inspiring story of overcoming terrible tragedy to fulfill his dreams culminated with the opening of the Lawrence Scott Restaurant. After suffering through a motorcycle accident that left him confined to a wheelchair, Lawrence has done what many thought was impossible – become the owner and executive chef of his own New American Bistro. Despite his condition, Lawrence created every dish on the menu, personally selects the freshest produce from local farms on Long Island whenever possible and oversees a kitchen staff of 7. In addition to the culinary aspects of the restaurant, Lawrence also handles Lawrence Scott Restaurant’s business development, personally hires each new employee and commits himself to making sure that each customer is truly satisfied.

Lawrence graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1993. Soon after graduation, Lawrence moved to Paris where he worked at the Hotel de Crillon on the Place de la Concorde under Executive Chef Christian Constant. While in Paris, Lawrence also worked at the Lucas Carton Restaurant on the Place de Madeline under Chef Alain Senderens. After two years in Paris, Lawrence received an offer to work for Alain Ducasse at the Restaurant Louis XV at the Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo on the strength of glowing recommendations from Chef Constant and the manager of the Hotel de Crillon. It was while working in Monte Carlo, that Lawrence had his tragic motorcycle accident.

Lawrence has not let tragedy derail his dreams. The Lawrence Scott Restaurant has provided the perfect venue for Lawrence to share his love and passion for cooking and innovative cuisine with the world. His limitations have only served to fuel his drive for excellence for his restaurant.

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