Chef Matt Lee

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Formerly the Executive Chef for the Restaurant at the Getty, Chef Matt Lee has a quiet passion for culinary integrity and innovation. His exquisite eye for detail is evident in everything from his careful flavor composition to the stunning and playful visual presentation of each element on the plate. At 917, his facility with fresh, locally caught fish and other …

Chef Jeffrey Viviano

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Chef Jeffrey Viviano started his passion for cooking in his grandparent’s kitchen which instilled a love for food and family at the dinner table. His family lived very modestly and used hunting and fishing as a food source, not just a hobby. Chef Viviano remembered always being very careful not to make a mistake in cleaning and cutting the fish …

Chef Adam Titze

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Chef Adam Titze grew up in the Midwest helping his grandmother prepare the holiday meals for his large family.  It gave him an appreciation for work, and the attention to detail required to prepare meals on this scale.  And it inspired him to pursue his love for food on an even grander scale. Chef Titze began his pursuit as a …

Chef Greg Byma

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Chef Greg Byma worked in construction throughout his early 20s until he realized his heart was somewhere else. He enjoyed the early memories of all the times he spent cooking with his grandmother and watching the joy in those who shared in their culinary creations. With the support of his wife Frank’e, he embarked on a new adventure to pursue …

Chef Czarina Sico

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Born in the Philippines, Chef Czarina Sico moved to the South Bay neighborhood as a child with her family. Some would say she was destined for a career in hospitality, as cooking and the memories created in the kitchen have always played an important role in her family. So much so, that Chef Sico credits her mother for not only …

Chef Alejandro Martinez

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Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Chef Alejandro Martinez started cooking at the age of 16 with a desire to travel and see the world, putting aside law school ambitions. A part-time job in high school became his full-time career upon graduation with numerous positions in upscale restaurants and luxury hotels in Buenos Aires. In 1999 he worked for …

Chef Marcelo Rubio

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Chef Marcelo Rubio is a California native who grew up with an immense passion for cooking. Throughout the 20 plus years of his culinary career, he’s worn many different hats from Executive Chef to Director of Dining Services, Chef Instructor, and currently a Regional Executive Chef. In the past, Chef Rubio has worked with Nintendo of America and Disney & …

Chef Nicole Brisson

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As Executive Chef of Brezza, located strip-side at the newest mega-resort and casino, Resorts World, in the heart of Las Vegas, Chef Nicole Brisson is at the helm of the kitchen, providing her signature authentic, yet modern coastal Italian cuisine to locals and visitors alike. A testament to her dedication to excellent quality standards and leadership techniques, she partnered with …

Chef Mourad Jamal

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“The Poseidon is the place where is the health & happiness of our team and guests were the heart of every decision and recipe”: Chef Jamal said. Now a proud American, Chef Mourad Jamal’s journey started far away in his native country of Morocco. Cooking for him began as a necessity to help out when his mother and family were …

Chef Edgar Beas

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Executive Chef Edgar Beas leads the talented culinary team at the Radisson Blu Anaheim. Chef Beas is a classically trained chef who graduated from the San Diego Culinary Institute and trained in Spain at the three Michelin-starred Martin Berasategui Restaurant, where he worked closely with the world-renowned chef himself. Chef Beas grew up in a large family. That meant frequent …