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Chefs

Chef California

Interview: Chef Nick Balla (COAST Big Sur Cafe)

Chef Nick Balla has Central European heritage and specializes in sustainable, seasonal food, bread baking and preservation. He built an impressive career in San Francisco and is best known for his work at Bar...
Chef Los Angeles

Interview: Chef Minh Phan (Porridge + Puffs)

Chef Minh Phan is leading a new wave of highly personal Historic Filipinotown restaurants at Porridge + Puffs. Her seasonal restaurant builds on lessons learned at California School of Culinary Arts and at farm-to-table...
Chef Los Angeles

Interview: chef Mei Lin (Nightshade)

I first became aware of Mei Lin when she joined the 2014 Eater Young Guns class. At the Culver City tasting event to celebrate that year’s winners, she served a knockout congee that was...
Pastry Chef Los Angeles

Interview: pastry chef Margarita Manzke (République + Sari Sari Store)

Margarita Manzke grew up in Manila and first stepped behind a stove at age 7. Despite an early baking experiment that earned jeers from her brothers, she persisted and attended the revered Culinary Institute...
Restaurateurs Los Angeles

Interview: Zoe Nathan + Josh Loeb on Huckleberry 10-Year Anniversary

The seeds for Huckleberry Bakery & Café sprouted in 2008 when pastry chef Zoe Nathan and restaurateur husband Josh Loeb started serving Saturday Morning Breakfasts at sister restaurant Rustic Canyon. Her father would make...
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...