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LONNY SWEET

CEO

With 10+ years in sports marketing, representing the best athletes, coaches and broadcasters in the business, Lonny is endlessly passionate about building strong relationships with his clients and partners.  The path of TCG changed when Lonny met Chef Forgione following his Next Iron Chef victory, and the rest is history (or so we hope).  He is a proud sales guy, prouder father of two girls and fierce protector of his 617 cell phone area code. #masshole #bostonstrong #gosox #gopats #wickedawesome


How I'm food connected:
Food is part of my everyday work life, but at home, I cook for my family and grow herbs and vegetables in our backyard. I'm on a never-ending hunt for the perfect Chinese takeout and will drop everything for an afternoon of tailgating with my buddies.

My last meal on earth:
Appetizer: NOLA Crawfish Boil; EntrŽe: Potato Bacon Pizza from Antonio's Pizza in Amherst, MA; After dinner snack: Mom's Wontons

Instead of a long walk on the beach:
I'd be hanging out, having fun with my daughters (on the beach would be awesome).

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CASSANDRE PALLAS

VP Talent Management

Cassie took an unexpected road on the way to The Connect Group. After graduating from Wesleyan University with a double major in Architecture and Art History (yay liberal arts education!), she worked at several small architecture firms and Edelman Digital before realizing that she was hungry for the food world. Immediately before The Connect Group, she spent several years working in Corporate Communications at POSSIBLE, a digital marketing agency. She’s a born and bred New Yorker who loves a good craft project and a strong cocktail. #sorrynotsorry #Tribeca #hapa


How I'm food connected:
Sometimes I wonder how I’m NOT connected to food! My mom taught me how to cook when I was very young and exposed us to many different types of cuisines. My cookbooks and cooking equipment probably take up at least 75% of my small NYC apartment! I also eat out a lot, whether it’s my favorite restaurant in Chinatown or a new spot I’ve been wanting to try. 

My last meal on earth:
my Mom’s Sukiyaki or Japanese Steak. I’m also crazy for hot dogs.  

Instead of a long walk on the beach:
Playing a board game outside with a bottle (or actually 3 or 4) of rosé.

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