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Chef Los Angeles

Interview: chef Miles Thompson (Michael’s Santa Monica)

Nobody can say that Miles Thompson’s trajectory has ever hit a plateau. In 2014, Star Chefs named him a Los Angeles Rising Star. This fall, Jeff Gordinier honored Thompson as Esquire magazine’s “Rising Star...
Chef Los Angeles

Interview: chef Curtis Stone (Gwen + Maude)

Curtis Stone is no stranger to the spotlight. The Melbourne, Australia, native has been cooking professionally since he was 18. He racked up extensive experience in Europe before settling in London, where he found...
Chef Los Angeles

Interview: chef Josef Centeno (Bäco: Vivid Recipes from the Heart of Los Angeles)

Chef Josef Centeno grew up in San Antonio and spent time cooking in New York City and for David Kinch at Manresa, but he developed his unique personal cooking style in L.A. He’s been...
Mexican Food

Interview: author Bill Esparza (L.A. Mexicano)

Bill Esparza, a Latin food expert who’s visited every state in Mexico, recently wrote L.A. Mexicano for Prospect Park Books. In his first book, Exparza explains his personal connection to the diverse cuisine and...
Chef Spain

Interview: chef Andoni Luis Aduriz (Mugaritz)

Chef Andoni Luis Aduriz has become known for serving some of the world’s most daring modernist cuisine at Mugaritz in Errenteria, Spain. The Basque Country restaurant consistently ranks in the Top 10 of San...
Coffee Los Angeles

Interview: Alan Gomez (Commodity Coffee)

Seasoned coffee pro Alan Gomez clocked time with industry leaders like Portola Coffee, Cognoscenti Coffee, and Lord Windsor Coffee before moving north. He gained valuable experience with two of Portland’s best beverage brands –...