WHY: Opened acclaimed French bistro Moulin in 2014 in Newport Beach; opened second location in downtown Laguna Beach following initial success. Opened third location this year in San Clemente, with more in the works, including Moulin in a Box near Jamboree Road and Barranca Parkway in Irvine.
RECENT: Named 2019 Restaurateur of the Year by the Business Journal.
QUOTABLE: “You need to surround yourself with experts. I went into this business with zero restaurant experience, which is probably why we have been very successful.”