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Chef Los Angeles

Interview: chef Judy Han (Mendocino Farms)

Instead of prosecuting torts in Chicago, Judy Han opted to make tarts (and more) in L.A. The once-future-lawyer started in Suzanne Goin’s kitchen at Lucques, worked her way up to sous chef for Chris...
Chef San Francisco

Interview: chef Chris Cosentino (Incanto, Boccalone + Pigg)

The public profile of Chris Cosentino seemingly grows by the minute. The Rhode Island native, pro mountain biker and offal advocate made his first major splash on the San Francisco dining scene at Incanto,...
Chef San Francisco

Interview: chef Charles Phan (The Slanted Door, Out the Door, Heaven’s Dog + Wo Hing General Store)

I first tasted Charles Phan’s cooking in 1995 at The Slanted Door, a game changing San Francisco restaurant that helped to redirect the Mission’s trajectory. He’s moved his contemporary Vietnamese restaurant twice since then,...
Chef Los Angeles

Interview: chef Josie Le Balch (Josie + Next Door By Josie)

Josie Le Balch was practically weaned in the kitchen and started working for her father at his Sherman Oaks restaurant, Chef Gregoire, beginning at age 14. She eventually branched out on her own, working...
Chef San Francisco

Interview: chef Anthony Myint (Mission Bowling Club)

In March, executive chef Anthony Myint helped open the eagerly anticipated Mission Bowling Club in its namesake San Francisco neighborhood. Before that, he co-founded Mission Burger and Mission Chinese Food with chef Danny Bowien,...
Chef Los Angeles

Interview: Roy Choi (Kogi, Chego!, A-Frame + Sunny Spot)

Roy Choi is just getting started. The L.A. native exploded onto the national dining scene with the late 2008 launch of Kogi BBQ with business partners Mark Manguera and Caroline Shin-Manguera, featuring a mash-up...