Rigo, Henri S.; chef, Hollenden Hotel; born, Vienna, Austria, Feb. 9, 1882; son of Simon and Hedwig Filler Rigo; educated in public schools in Vienna; at the age of 14, went to Paris, and served two years’ apprenticeship in cooking masters business; studied four years in London; married, Feb. 22, 1906, Miss Katherine O’Shea; while in London, chef at the Mount Ephraim Hotel, and for Lord Lambington, one year; came to New York, and worked in Cafe Martin for one year; went to Florida; in the Royal Poinciona Hotel, at Palm Beach; then in West Virginia for six months; returned to Vienna for a few months; came to Cleveland, soon after returned to America; chef of Hollenden Grill Room for eight months; then made chef of the general dining room; has 95 people under his employ, 35 of whom are cooks; member Biglow Lodge, No. 54, A. F. & A. M., and a Chapter Mason. Recreation: Horseback Riding.
Biographical Sketch of Henri S. Rigo
MLA Source Citation:The Book of Clevelanders: A Biographical Dictionary of Living Men of the City of Cleveland. Burrows Book Company. 1914. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 27 December 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/ohio/biographical-sketch-of-henri-s-rigo.htm - Last updated on Feb 14th, 2012
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