The importance of small businesses to local communities is emotionally rooted in buying and selling with friends and neighbors. Small businesses are an anchor of the US Economy. 48 percent of all US employees work for small businesses. They now need our support more than ever before.
Join Jeremy Fojut, Co-Founder of NEWaukee, and Alexa Alfaro, Co-Founder of Meat on the Street, for a recurring inclusive and immersive small business show that tells stories of local entrepreneurs and the communities they reside in.
This ForeFront will feature Amilinda Owners Gregory and Orry Léon.
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Gregory and Orry Léon
Amilinda is owned and operated by Gregory and Orry León. Gregory the executive chef can be found on the kitchen line cooking every night. Orry the front of house manager who can often be found crafting drinks behind Amilinda’s bar.
Gregory was born in Tulsa, OK, however, at the age of 5 Gregory’s father decided to move the family to his native country, Venezuela. In ’89 the family came back to the United States and Gregory began his culinary career shortly thereafter. Moving to San Francisco he spent 18 years cooking and consulting in San Francisco restaurants like Poesia, Mirtille and Horatius, with a few stints in Madrid, Spain.
Orry, born in Los Angeles, CA ventured to Wisconsin as a young lad to live with his father. In 2006 he moved to Milwaukee working his way through a BFA in Interior Design while working in the hospitality industry. After graduating he became general manager for a popular Wisconsin Furniture Store, leaving when Gregory and he decided to pursue the dream of Amilinda.