At the age of 18 Chef Lampner became passionate about the culinary arts while attending business school in Vermont. He successfully completed the American Culinary Federation’s Chef Apprenticeship Program where he trained for 6,000 hours at the world renowned Five-Star Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida.
He then moved to Miami, where he accepted a position as Chef Saucier at the new Mayfair House Hotel in Coconut Grove, quickly rising to the position of Sous Chef. Concurrently, he earned a degree in Hospitality Management from Florida International University, and advanced to the Hyatt in Coral Gables where he opened the property as the Fine Dining Restaurant Chef.
Soon after, Chef Lampner landed the Executive Chef position at the Strand, just as South Beach began to explode in popularity. The Strand quickly became the hottest restaurant in all of Miami, and arguably all of Florida. During his four year tenure at The Strand, his guests included a virtual who’s who of celebrities and luminaries ranging from Madonna to Robert DeNiro. While at the Strand, he hosted the cooking series, TV Dinner, which propelled him into the world of guest spots on various local and national television shows, culminating in a contract with the William Morris Agency.
Following his tenure at the Strand, Chef Lampner became the Corporate Executive Chef for an eccentric South Beach "gazillionaire" and opened two restaurants and a notorious nightclub on South Beach. He dabbled in special event catering and as demand for his talent continued to grow, he established Eggwhites Special Event Catering in 1994. Since then, Eggwhites has grown to be a recognized leader in the world of off-site catering in South Florida. Throughout his career, Chef Lampner has also consulted on numerous culinary projects across the country and has received favorable notice through various media outlets.
Clients appreciate the Eggwhites expertise and attention to detail, and South Florida event planners know they can count on Eggwhites to impress their clients and guests. The Eggwhites team of talented industry professionals is committed to making each event an egg-ceptional experience.