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Orange County and Surrounding Chefs

Chef Shuffle

Who is that Chef and where are they now? If you want to add your favorite just comment below and we'll add your faves to our Chef Shuffle. Orange County and Long Beach Restaurant...
Park James Hotel

Broughton Hotels Awarded Management Contract for Park James Hotel in Menlo Park

Broughton Hotels has been awarded the management contract to operate the Park James, a 61-room luxury boutique hotel in Menlo Park, CA, and Oak + Violet restaurant by Pollock Financial Group. Park James hotel will...
Julia Child Foundation Logo

Julia Child Foundation Appoints Next Generation of Advisors

The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts announced four new members of its Advisory Council. Joining Jim Dodge, Director, Specialty Culinary Programs, Bon Appétit Management, San Francisco, California, and Chair of the Jury for...
Yassmin And Tony B&W

Knife Pleat to Open at South Coast Plaza

Renowned L.A-based chef-restaurateurs Tony Esnault and Yassmin Sarmadi will bring French concept to luxury center’s Penthouse in 2019 South Coast Plaza is pleased to announce that Knife Pleat, a new French restaurant by chef Tony Esnault...
Burger boss

Burger Boss Now Open on PCH in Newport Beach

Burger Boss Invites Guests to Be the Architect of their Own Burger with Interactive Touch-Screen Ordering Kiosk Burger Boss opened its sixth location on 5/15 in its first-ever freestanding building on PCH at the corner...
Cia Apiary

Bees Lead to Straight A’s for Future Food Policy Leaders

Apiary Built at CIA as Part of Applied Food Studies Major Instead of chef jackets and toques, some students at The Culinary Institute of America will soon be donning white beekeeping suits and hats with mesh face...
James Beard Awards

2018 James Beard Foundation Awards Winners

Winners were announced Monday, May 7, 2018, at the James Beard Foundation Awards at Lyric Opera of Chicago. During a ceremony emceed by Carla Hall, co-host of ABC’s The Chew, awards were presented in the...
IvanCalderon

Chef Ivan Calderon Earns Surfrider’s ‘Ocean Friendly Restaurant’ Status for Three Locations

Chef Ivan Calderon, the owner of Taco Rosa and Taco Mesa restaurants, continues to make strides in his commitment to honoring the earth. Building upon the eco-conscious evolution of his brands, Calderon has earned three...
AWH3

Anaheim White House to Reopens After Devastating Fire

Just over a year after a devastating fire reduced his beloved restaurant to rubble, Sir Bruno Serato will see its reincarnation rise from the ashes like a Phoenix when he opens the doors of...
SteelCraft

SteelCraft Bellflower Celebrated Their Groundbreaking Ceremony

On Monday morning, May 7, 2018, dozens of people gathered at the project site to celebrate the SteelCraft Bellflower groundbreaking ceremony. The current grassy lot, located at 16500 Bellflower Boulevard, will become home to the...
Charlie Palmer Honorary Doctorate

Renowned Chef/Entrepreneur Awarded Honorary Doctorate

Acclaimed chef, restaurateur, hotelier, and entrepreneur Charlie Palmer—a 1979 graduate of The Culinary Institute of America—received an honorary doctorate from his alma mater while watching his son receive a diploma from the same college...
Coffee X Cannabis

Cannabis Technology Brings Coffee Growing to California

The introduction of biosciences into the agricultural world gives way to something thought impossible. The process of growing cannabis is riddled with hardship and pitfalls. From the fragility of the plants themselves to the high susceptibility to viruses and...
Chef David Fune

Chef David Fune to Lead Culinary Teams in California & New Jersey

Salt Creek Grille, a bi-coastal, premium casual dining concept with five iconic restaurants in California and New Jersey, has appointed David Fuñe as corporate executive chef. An 18-year industry veteran, Fuñe has served in...
Las Brisas Execuitve Chef Jay Scollon

Las Brisas Brings on Jay Scollon as Executive Chef

In keeping with its desire to serve up romance and lasting memories along with luscious simplicity inspired by Mexico’s West Coast cuisine, Las Brisas announces today the arrival of its new Executive Chef: Jay...
SAJJ Mediterranean

Chocolate Hummus

Be The First to Taste Chocolate Hummus The new Chocolate Hummus is made with garbanzo beans, tahini, cocoa powder, chocolate hazelnut spread, pistachios, maple syrup, and vanilla extract, and can be enjoyed with house-made cinnamon...