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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...
Chef San Diego

Interview: chef Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins (El Jardín)

Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins was born and raised in San Diego, but has deep ties to Mexican cuisine. Her aunt Lorenza owned a restaurant called Las Calandrias in Guadalajara and other family members versed her in...
Chef Los Angeles

Interview: chef Dave Beran (Dialogue Restaurant)

Dave Beran is one of America’s most accomplished chefs, a 2014 Food & Wine Best New Chef awardee and a man who continues to rack up national accolades. The upstate New York native entered...