Gianna Groves-Lord was a professional chef who later turned to floristry. The bulk of her papers consists of personal records
related to United States immigration and employment.
Gianna Groves-Lord began her professional career in England in 1960 as a caterer. Upon coming to the United States through
employment with the South African Embassy, she found herself as the only "lady chef" in Embassy Row in Washington D.C. She
was hired away from the embassy by Harriet Deutsch and moved to California. Later, she gave up catering after severe back
problems and hospitalization, and turned to floristry. She began work with Pierre Kenards Custom Florist in 1975.
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