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Chef Los Angeles

Who Makes Great Los Angeles Chefs Nervous?

Leading chefs must have composure in their kitchens in order to turn out consistently great food. However, they can still get rattled. I recently asked 10 of L.A.’s best chefs, Who was the last...
Chef San Diego

10 Fun Facts from Richard Blais Cooking Demo at LAFW

Richard Blais is most recognizable for winning “Top Chef: All-Stars.” He also runs several locations of FLIP Burger throughout The South, The Spence in Atlanta, and Juniper & Ivy in San Diego. Blais demonstrated...
Chefs California

San Francisco Bay Area Chefs Name Rising Talent

What’s next for the San Francisco Bay Area? I asked five successful Bay Area chefs, Who’s the chef who’s worked for you either now or in the past who you believe is destined for...
Chefs Los Angeles

What Happens When L.A. Chefs Dine in Their Restaurants

At Los Angeles Food & Wine, I asked chefs, “Tell me about the last time you dined in your restaurant. What was the experience like?” 8 chefs had done it. Read about their experiences....
Chef New York City

How Leading American Chefs Define Success

At Pebble Beach Food & Wine, I asked eight chefs a pivotal question: “What will it take to consider your work in restaurants a success?” Their responses might surprise you. Donatella Arpaia When it’s...
Chef Los Angeles

Firing Squad: Why Los Angeles Chefs Let People Go

At Pebble Beach Food & Wine, I asked six chefs a cautionary question: “The last person that you fired, what did they do, or not do, to warrant it?” Their answers might surprise you....