Founder, Head Chef, Mix Mix Kitchen Bar, Terrace By Mix Mix
WHY: Downtown Santa Ana’s Mix Mix Kitchen Bar, opened in 2016, South Coast Plaza’s Terrace by Mix Mix, opened in2018, among area’s most feted new restaurants.
RECENT: Named Business Journal’s Chef of the Year in 2019. In June, Mix Mix Kitchen Bar named one of five restaurants in OC receiving Michelin’s Bib Gourmand designation.
NOTABLE: After graduating from culinary school in 2002,worked in the kitchen at Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach.