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Chefs & Restaurateurs

Watch this video for Alain Gayot's interview with Daniel Boulud, GAYOT's 2014 Best Restaurateur in the U.S.


Vartan Abgaryan, executive chef of Public Kitchen & Bar (CHEF GONE)

Grant Achatz, chef of Alinea

Kasra Ajdari, pastry chef of Raphael Restaurant with owner Arnon Raphael (RESTAURANT CLOSED)

The An Family, owners/chef at Tiato

Laurent André, chef des cuisines at La Cuisine

José Andrés

 chef at The Bazaar by José Andrés at SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills

red triangle a tour of China Poblano at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

red triangle chef at Jaleo at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Joe Anguiano, chef de cuisine at Tres (CHEF GONE)

Joseph Antonishek, chef/partner at Industriel

Sebastien Archambault, chef/partner at L'Epicerie Market


Rene Baez, pastry chef of Public Kitchen & Bar (CHEF GONE)

Benjamin Bailly, chef at Fraîche (RESTAURANT CLOSED)

Jimmy Bannos Jr., chef/partner at The Purple Pig

Sean Bates, chef/owner at Larchmont Grill

Amanda Baumgarten, chef at Water Grill (CHEF GONE)

Rick Bayless, chef/owner of Frontera Grill, Topolobampo and Red O

Stephane Beaucamp, chef at vermont (RESTAURANT CLOSED)

Jeremy Berlin, chef at Church & State (CHEF GONE)

Jason Berthold, chef at RN74 (RESTAURANT CLOSED)

John Besh, chef/owner at Restaurant August

Francis Bey, chef/owner/partner at Lilly's French Cafe & Bar (RESTAURANT CLOSED)

François Benot, executive pastry chef at Robuchon restaurants

Marius Blin, executive chef at SIMON L.A. (RESTAURANT CLOSED)

Marius Blin, executive chef at SIMON L.A. with chef de cuisine Andrew Vaughan (RESTAURANT CLOSED)

Brandon Boudet, owner/partner at Dominick's (RESTAURANT CLOSED)

Daniel Boulud, chef/owner at Daniel

Jason Bowlin, executive chef at Catch (CHEF GONE)

William Bradley, executive chef at Addison

Ralph Brennan, owner of Red Fish Grill, Bacco, Ralph's on the Park, Jazz Kitchen

Philippe Braun, executive chef at Robuchon restaurants (CHEF GONE)

Nicole Brisson, executive chef at Carnevino

Tricia Buchanan, managing partner at Rok Sushi Kitchen

Guillaume Burlion, executive chef at The Restaurant at The Sunset Marquis Hotel & Villas (RESTAURANT CLOSED)

Jonathan Burrows, chef/owner at Mr. Cecil's California Ribs


Vincent Cachot, executive chef of The Hollywood Roosevelt (CHEF GONE)

Sally Camacho, pastry chef at WP24 (CHEF GONE)

Vernon Cardenas, executive chef at Pink Taco (CHEF GONE - RESTAURANT CLOSED)

Anthony Carron, creator/founder of 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria

Victor Casanova, chef at Culina Modern Italian (CHEF GONE)

Joseph Centeno, chef at Lazy Ox Canteen (RESTAURANT CLOSED)

Luca Cesarini

red triangle interview with chef de cuisine Luca Cesarini (CHEF GONE) and executive chef Jean-Pierre Dubray of Andrea at The Resort at Pelican Hill

red triangle making pasta, in the Pasta Room

Sebastien Chambru, chef at Le Moulin de Mougins (CHEF GONE)

Mathieu Chartron, executive chef at Restaurant Guy Savoy (CHEF GONE)

Nico Chessa, chef at Valentino

Michael Chiarello, chef/owner at Bottega

Sam Choy, chef/owner at Sam Choy's (RESTAURANT CLOSED)

Shirley Chung, chef at China Poblano at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Johnny Church, chef at XIV (RESTAURANT CLOSED)

Michael Cimarusti, chef at Providence

Josiah Citrin, chef/owner of Mélisse

 in the kitchen at the restaurant

 about his cookbook In Pursuit of Excellence

Alain Cohen, owner of Got Kosher?

Marc Cohen, general manager of Border Grill Downtown LA

Brendan Collins, chef at Waterloo & City (RESTAURANT CLOSED)

Scott Conant, chef at Scarpetta Beverly Hills (RESTAURANT CLOSED)

Shelley Cooper, chef at First & Hope Supper Club (RESTAURANT CLOSED)

Sebastien Cornic, chef/owner at MEET in Paris

Collin Crannell, chef at The Lobster

Chris Crary, chef de cuisine at Whist

 in the kitchen at the restaurant (RESTAURANT CLOSED)

learning that he is one of's Top 5 Rising Chefs of 2012

Dominique Crenn, chef at Atelier Crenn


Gary Danko, chef of Gary Danko

video interview

 on his ingredients and influences

Traci Des Jardins, chef/owner of Jardinière

Cody Diegel, executive chef of Caulfield's Restaurant (CHEF GONE)

Ted Dorsey, executive chef of boca

Celestino Drago, chef/owner of DRAGO Centro

Celestino Drago, chef/owner of Drago (RESTAURANT CLOSED) with chef de cuisine Evan Gotanda

Jean-Pierre Dubray, executive chef of Andrea at The Resort at Pelican Hill

Alain Ducasse, chef/restaurateur

Erin Eastland, chef of Cube (RESTAURANT CLOSED)

Walter Eckstein, of Lawry's The Prime Rib

Daniel Elmaleh, chef of Gladstone's(CHEF GONE)

Daniel Elmaleh, chef of Mercato di Vetro

Gilles Epié, chef/co-owner of Citrus Étoile(RESTAURANT CLOSED)

Tony Esnault, executive chef of Patina


Dean Fearing, chef/owner of Fearing's

David Feau, chef de cuisine at The Royce

Maryann Ferenc, partner/owner of Mise en Place

Mark Ferguson, chef at Spago Bachelor Gulch

Adam Fleischman, founder of Umami Burger restaurants

Greg Fortunato, chef of Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill (RESTAURANT CLOSED) at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Eric Frechon, chef of Le 114 Faubourg at Hotel Le Bristol


Claude Gaty, chef de cuisine of Top of the World

Ronnie Gene, executive chef of The Olive Kitchen + Bar (RESTAURANT CLOSED)

Rick Giffen, executive chef of Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower

Alain Giraud, chef/owner of Maison Giraud (RESTAURANT CLOSED)

Mark Gold, chef/owner of Eva Restaurant
Mark Gold, chef of Sadie (RESTAURANT CLOSED)

Casey Gonzmart , partner/owner of Columbia Restaurant

Evan Gotanda, chef de cuisine of Drago with chef/owner Celestino Drago (RESTAURANT CLOSED)

Evan Gotanda, chef de cuisine of Osteria Drago (RESTAURANT CLOSED)

Eric Greenspan, chef of The Roof on Wilshire

Ian Gresik, chef of DRAGO Centro (CHEF GONE)

Kamel Guechida, pastry chef of Joël Robuchon Restaurant Las Vegas (CHEF GONE)


Christopher Hache, chef at Les Ambassadeurs (RESTAURANT CLOSED)

Farshid Hakim, owner of La Provence Pâtisserie & Café Restaurant

Habteab Hamde, chef de cuisine at Bern's Steak House

Todd Harrington, executive chef at Central Michel Richard (RESTAURANT CLOSED)

Lee Hefter, chef/partner with Wolfgang Puck

Thierry Hennequin, co-owner of Maison Richard (RESTAURANT CLOSED)

A member of the Pierre Hermé team at La Cuisine

Oscar Hermosillo, owner of Venice Beach Wines

Rory Herrmann, chef of Bouchon Beverly Hills (CHEF GONE)

Dana Hollister, owner/interior designer of Villains Tavern

Adam Horton, chef of Raphael Restaurant (RESTAURANT CLOSED)

Sydney Charles Hunter III, chef at Bastide (RESTAURANT CLOSED)


Yon Idiart, chef/owner of Lily's French Cafe & Bar (RESTAURANT CLOSED)


Jean Joho
 chef/owner of Everest's 2012 Best Restaurateur in the U.S.


Jordan Kahn, chef/partner of Red Medicine

Phil Kastel, VP of Grill Concepts which owns the Daily Grill restaurants

Gavin Kaysen, chef of Café Boulud (CHEF GONE)

Anthony Keene, executive chef of Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood

Thomas Keller, chef/owner of Bouchon, The French Laundry and Per Se,

discussing his book Bouchon Bakery

at the 28th American Wine & Food Festival

Seakyong Kim, executive chef of DG Burger

Haru Kishi, chef of Chaya Brasserie

Eric Klein, executive chef of Spago Las Vegas (CHEF GONE)

Gabriel Kreuther, executive chef of The Modern (CHEF GONE)

Beulah Ku, partner of Joss Cuisine/Traditional

Yasu Kusano, executive chef at Gonpachi making soba noodles

Yasu Kusano, executive chef at Gonpachi (RESTAURANT CLOSED)


Philippe Labbé, executive chef of L'Abeille

  • Jean-Marie Lacroix, chef of Lacroix at The Rittenhouse

  • Bella Lantsman, general manager/partner of Chinois on Main

    Jessica Largey, second place winner of the 2011 Les Espoirs de Mougins at Les Etoiles de Mougins.

    Barbara Lazaroff, co-founder/owner of Wolfgang Puck Restaurants

    Claude Le Tohic, executive chef of Joël Robuchon Restaurant Las Vegas

    Mishel Ledoux, general manager at CUT,
    and during the 28th American Wine & Food Festival

    Ludovic Lefebvre, chef of LudoBites

    David LeFevre, chef of M.B. Post

    Josh Loeb, owner of Milo & Olive

    Pascal Lorange, executive chef of Fig & Olive

    Chris Lusk, chef of Cafe Adelaide


    Jeff Mahin, chef/partner of Stella Rossa Pizza Bar

    Brian Malarkey, executive chef and partner at Searsucker

    Walter Manzke, consulting chef at Saint Amour

    Josselin Marie, chef at 1 Place Vendôme

    Amelia Marneau, pastry chef at Marche Moderne

    Florent Marneau, chef at Marche Moderne

    Nobu Matsuhisa, partner/owner Nobu Hospitality, LLC

    Karl Matz , executive chef at Wolfgang Puck Worldwide

    David McIntyre, chef de cuisine at WP24 (CHEF GONE)

    Sven Mede, executive chef of American Fish

    Kevin Meehan, chef of Café Pinot (CHEF GONE)

    Jean-Francois Meteigner, chef/owner of La Cachette Bistro (RESTAURANT CLOSED)

    Stefhanie Meyers, executive chef at Bow & Truss (CHEF GONE)

    Joe Miller, chef of Joe's

    Gavin Mills, chef of Wood & Vine Restaurant

    Michael Mina,'s 2011 Best Restaurateur in the U.S.
    on the terrace of Stonehill Tavern

    Mark Mollica, chef/co-owner of La Vecchia Cucina

    Kris Morningstar, chef of Ray's & Stark Bar (CHEF GONE)

    Ryan Morrison, chef of Towne Food & Drink (RESTAURANT CLOSED) with owner Armen Shirvanian

    Antonio Muré, chef/co-owner of Ado

    David Myers, chef of Comme Ca

    David Myers, chef & founder of Hinoki and the Bird


    Zoe Nathan, owner of Milo & Olive

    Larry Nicola, chef/owner of Nic's Beverly Hills,
    and after a Grey Goose vodka cocktail dinner pairing

    Drew Nieporent, restaurateur: Corton, Tribeca Grill and Nobu New York

    Guido Nistri, owner of Bencotto Italian Kitchen

    Miriam Novalle, owner of T Salon in New York and Los Angeles

    Orlando Novoa, chef/owner of American Farmhouse Tavern & Dining Hall

  • Bradley Ogden, chef of Bradley Ogden (RESTAURANT CLOSED)

    Francis Ogé, winner of the 2011 Les Espoirs de Mougins at Les Etoiles de Mougins.

  • Casey Overton, chef at the Loft Laguna Beach.


    Alex Padilla, chef at Taberna Mexicana (RESTAURANT CLOSED)

    Christian Page, chef de cuisine at Short Order

    Orazio Parisi, chef at Paparazzi

  • Roland Passot, chef of La Folie

  • Stewart Patchefsky, general manager at Julian Serrano

    Mark Peel, chef at The Tar Pit

    Suzanne & Roger Perry, owners of Datz

    José Picasso, chef de cuisine at Julian Serrano

    Jean-François Piege, chef/owner of Restaurant Jean-François Piège

    David Plonowski, chef at Bar Pintxo

    Gunter Preuss, chef/owner of Broussard's

    Paul Prudhomme, chef/owner at K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen

    Wolfgang Puck, 2010 Restaurateur of the Year:

      Interview with Sophie Gayot, about his career

      Interview with Sophie Gayot, about his cold brewed ice coffee

    red triangle  Interview with Sophie Gayot, during the 28th American Wine & Food Festival, held in Los Angeles on September 25th 2010

    red triangle  Interview with Alain Gayot


    Christophe Raoux, executive chef of Le Café de la Paix

    Arnon Raphael, owner of Raphael Restaurant with pastry chef Kasra Ajdari

    Richard Reddington, chef/owner of Redd

    Michael Reed, chef at Xiomara on Melrose (CHEF GONE)

    Brian Redzikowski, chef at Test Kitchen (RESTAURANT CLOSED)

    Jonah Rhodehamel, executive chef of Oliveto

    Bruno Riou, executive chef of Mix IN LAS VEGAS

    Eric Ripert, chef/partner/owner of Le Bernardin

    Perfecto Rocher, chef at The Blvd (CHEF GONE)

    Ari Rosenson, chef de cuisine at CUT
    and during the 28th American Wine & Food Festival

    Olivier Rousselle, executive chef at On Rodeo Bistro & Lounge

    Christian & Babette Royere, chef/co-owner and co-owner of A Food Affair

    Richard Ruskell, executive pastry chef at Montage Beverly Hills


    Christophe Saintagne, chef de cuisine of Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée

    Brian Saltsburg, owner/partner of Test Kitchen (RESTAURANT CLOSED)

  • Marcus Samuelsson, chef of C-House (RESTAURANT CLOSED)

  • Savore Catering

    Pascal Sanchez, chef de cuisine of Twist by Pierre Gagnaire

    Michel Sarran, chef/propreitor of Michel Saran

    Charlie and Kathleen Schaffer, caterers/owners of Schaffer's Genuine Foods

    John Sedlar, chef of Playa

    Piero Selvaggio, chef/restaurateur of Valentino

    at the 28th American Wine & Food Festival

    at Valentino restaurant

    Bruno Serato, chef/owner of Anaheim White House

    Julian Serrano, chef of Julian Serrano Restaurant

    Megan Sheehy, general manager of Locanda del Lago

    Nick Shipp, chef of Upper West

    Armen Shirvanian, owner of Towne Food & Drink with chef Ryan Morrison

    Keith Silverton, chef of Nonna of Italy

    Nona Sivley, chef de cuisine of LA Market

    Paul Shoemaker, chef of Savory

    Joshua Smith, chef of Estiatorio Milos at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

    Carolynn Spence, chef at Chateau Marmont Restaurant

    Guy Sockrider, chef at Roux on Orleans

    Caroline Styne, partner/owner at Tavern

    Craig Strong, chef at Studio

    Stéphane Strouk, co-founder of monsieur marcel

    Pierre Sudre, executive chef at Hotel Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort

    Toshi Sugiura, chef & owner of Bar Hayama

    Luke Sung, chef of Isa

    Shannon Swindle, pastry chef of Craft Los Angeles (CHEF GONE)


    Ben Thibodeaux, chef de cuisine at Palace Cafe

    Dustin Trani and Marissa Sharon, executive and pastry chef at DOMA


    Pasquale Vericella, chef/owner of Il Cielo

    Francesco Velasco, executive chef of Tra Di Noi Ristorante Malibu

    Fabio Viviani, chef/owner of Firenze Osteria

    Michael Voltaggio

  • Ben de Vries, chef of Luella

  • W

    David Walzog, executive chef of SW Steakhouse

    Dakota Weiss, chef of The Dining Room at Hotel Shangri-La (CHEF GONE)

    Dakota Weiss, chef of NINETHIRTY at the W Los Angeles Westwood

    Micah Wexler, executive chef of MEZZE

    Joshua Whigham, chef de cuisine at The Bazaar by José Andrés

    Mette Williams, executive chef at Culina Modern Italian

    Tom Wolfe, chef/owner at Wolfe's in the Warehouse


    Kitt Xaiyashiha, sushi chef of Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas


    Tetsu Yahagi, chef de cuisine at Spago Beverly Hills

    red triangle  preparing heirloom tomato salad

    red triangle  preparing tuna tartare in sesame cones topped with bonito flakes

    Kenny Yamada "pop-up chef" at Royal/T

    Noubar Yessayan baker/pastry chef at Maison Giraud


    Guillermo Zapata, co-owner of Sur Restaurant

    Anthony Zappola, chef de cuisine at Craft Los Angeles (CHEF GONE)

    Ricardo Zarate

     chef/owner at Mo-Chica

     chef/owner at Picca

    Non-vintage Champagne reflects the signature style of the Champagne house. See GAYOT's list.