What do you get when you cross a pastry chef, a bartender, and a child prodigy? Our 2014 Los Angeles 30 under 30 list, of course.
Zagat’s 3rd annual round-up of the city’s top movers and shakers under the age of 30 represents the next wave of culinary talent in Los Angeles. While you may not know some of their names right now, our editors anticipate these men and women will be among the next generation of superstars on the scene.
We honor 30 individuals to pay homage to Zagat’s iconic 30-point rating scale. This year’s list represents virtually all realms of the industry, from chefs and entrepreneurs to mixologists and baristas. Read on to see this year’s honorees:
Jake Ahles (27) and Max Block (27), Founders at The FareTrade
Tristan Aitchison (29), Chef de Cuisine at Providence
Chris Amirault (26), Head Barman at Harlowe
Charles Babinski (29), Co-founder of G&B and Go Get Em Tiger
Ellen Bennett (27), Designer and Founder of Hedley & Bennett
Sophie Bonnet (27), Restaurant Manager at ink.
Robin Chopra (28), Owner/Bartender at Corazon y Miel, PUNCH and Eduardo M. Ruiz (28) Chef-Owner at Corazon y Miel, Picnik
Jeffrey Faust (29), Partner, Business Development and Woogene Lee (29) Managing Partner at fundamental LA
Chris Ford (29), Pastry Chef at Bouchon Beverly Hills
Kate Green (29), Assistant to Nancy Silverton at Mozza Restaurant Group
Anna Knudson (29), Head Bartender at Melrose Umbrella Co.
Robert Kronfli (26), Owner-Founder of Bacari PDR, Bacaro LA, Nature’s Brew, and Kronfli Brothers products
Cloe Lane (20), Owner of Bon Puf
Johnny Lee (27), Chef de Cuisine at Eggslut
Phillip Frankland Lee (27), Chef-Owner at Scratch|Bar and The Gadarene Swine
Thomas Lim (29), Chef at Goldie's, LA and Dudley's, NYC
Bricia Lopez (29) Fernando Lopez (27), Co-Proprietors at Guelaguetza Restaurant and Michelada Guelaguetza
Andrew Luthi (26), Owner at Ohana Brewing Company
Ivan Marquez (28), Head Pastry Chef at Short Cake
Flynn McGarry (15), Chef at Eureka Pop Up
Rebecca Merhej (26), Chef de Cuisine and Pastry Chef at love&salt
David Palos (27), Chef de Cuisine at Hatfield's
Percy Omar Ramirez (29), Director of Coffee Operations at Compañía de Cafè
James Seok (26), Co-Owner and Chef, and Brian Yeun (28), Co-Owner of The Bun Shop
Dylan Snyder (28), Brewer, Bartender, Consultant, Educator, Beertender Los Angeles, Acme Hospitality Group, Barrel Down
Brandyn Tepper (27), Head Bartender of Hinoki & the Bird and Founder and Partner of Cocktail Academy
Erwin Tjahyadi (28), Co-Owner and Chef at Komodo
Adrian Vela (26), Sous-Chef at Cafe Del Rey
Kimmy Wade (27), General Manager at Son of a Gun
Jonathan Whitener (27), Chef de Cuisine at Animal Find out more about this year’s LA culinary all-stars here!
Posted by Tiffany Herklots, Zagat