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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:...
Chef Los Angeles

Interview: chef Dominique Ansel (189 by Dominique Ansel)

Chef Dominique Ansel is synonymous with the Cronut®, but you don’t earn the 2014 James Beard Award for “Outstanding Pastry Chef” and get named the 2017 “World’s Best Pastry Chef” by being a one-hit...
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Interview: chef José Andrés

Chef José Andrés is from Barcelona and worked for prestigious chefs, most famously Ferran Adrià, before launching a culinary empire in the U.S. His ThinkFoodGroup operates lauded restaurants like minibar, SAAM, é, Jaleo and...
Chef San Diego

Interview: Richard Blais (Juniper & Ivy, The Spence, FLIP Burger)

Richard Blais grew up on Long Island and found culinary direction in Manhattan, where he worked for chefs like Charlie Palmer and Daniel Boulud. He now runs several locations of FLIP Burger throughout The...
Chef San Diego

10 Fun Facts from Richard Blais Cooking Demo at LAFW

Richard Blais, who runs several locations of FLIP Burger throughout The South, The Spence in Atlanta, and Juniper & Ivy in San Diego, participated in the 2014 Los Angeles Food & Wine culinary festival....