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Chef Los Angeles

Interview: chef Jon Yao (Kato Restaurant)

Jon Yao grew up in the eastern San Gabriel Valley town of Walnut and has channeled Taiwanese-American upbringing and uniquely Angeleno influences into his personal cooking. He launched tiny Kato in the back corner...
Restaurateur Santa Barbara

Interview: Santa Barbara restaurateur Sherry Villanueva (Acme Hospitality)

Santa Barbara based Acme Hospitality now runs so many different concepts that it’s been a challenge to keep their website up to date. At last check, they didn’t account for Tyger Tyger (fast casual...
Chef Los Angeles

Interview: chef Charles Olalia (Ma’am Sir + Ricebar)

Charles Olalia is a talented chef with fine-dining background who downsized after leading teams at top L.A. kitchens like Patina and Mar’sel. Now he’s combining his Filipino heritage with finely honed technique at his...
Chefs Los Angeles

Interview: pastry chef Genevieve Gergis (Bavel + Bestia)

Genevieve Gergis first met Ori Menashe while they were both working at La Terza in Mid-City. They each tell a version of the story in the new cookbook they co-wrote with Lesley Suter, Bestia:...
Coffee California

Interview: Verve Coffee Roasters co-founder Colby Barr

Colby Barr co-founded Verve Coffee Roasters in Santa Cruz with Ryan O’Donovan in 2007. Since then, the partners have emphasized impeccable sourcing at the Farmlevel and high engagement at the Streetlevel. This holistic approach...
Chef Oakland

Interview: Alta Group founder Daniel Patterson

Daniel Patterson has become one of California’s leading culinary figures in the past two decades. He opened Babette’s in Sonoma back in 1994 before taking a turn toward San Francisco (and fine dining). Coi...