Executive Chef, Partner, Broadway by Amar Santana, Vaca
WHY: OC’s best-known culinary figure. Runner up in Bravo’s Top Chef in 2016. Heading South Coast Plaza’s largest new food concept in years.
RECENT: With business partner Ahmed Labbate, preparing to open SCP’s Hall Global Eatery, a food hall concept taking over mall’s former Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill spot. 7.5K SF, “an all-day eatery, for breakfast, lunch and dinner.”
NOTABLE: Previously ran Charlie Palmer in Bloomingdale’s SCP location,left to start Broadway in Laguna Beach in 2012.