Los Angeles got some major love at the James Beard Foundation Awards this week and we have some of the best, most successful chefs (and JBFA winners) on the show to talk about it. Suzanne Goin of Luques, a.o.c., Tavern, and the Larder, who took home Outstanding Chef, discusses her big win and taking over the foodservice program at the Hollywood Bowl with business partner Caroline Styne. Then, we’re joined by Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo of Animal, Son of a Gun, and other restaurants, who took home Best Chef – West at the JBFA to talk about LA’s place in the national restaurant landscape and managing growth in the current climate.

Photo credit: Dylan + Jeni

Photo credit: Dylan + Jeni

 

Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo