Top 5 Celebrity Chefs in Los Angeles: Wolfgang Puck, José Andrés, Susan Feniger and more

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Wolfgang Puck at the Hotel Bel Air
701 Stone Canyon Road Los
Angeles, CA 90077

Though his award-winning restaurant, Spago, has temporarily shut its door for the summer months, Wolfgang Puck is still present and accounted for at the Hotel Bel Air. Just make sure that while you’re enjoying his European and Mediterraneaninfluenced fare that your mouth isn’t hanging open at his impressive resume. Not only is the Austrian-born super-chef the official caterer of the Academy Awards, but he’s also appeared on “Frasier”, “Las Vegas”, “The Weather Man” and “Iron Chef America: Battle of the Masters.”

José Andrés at The Bazaar
465 South La Cienega
Boulevard, Los Angeles
CA 90048

José Andrés has appeared on so many television programs that some may head to The Bazaar, his restaurant at the SLS Hotel, just for a glimpse of his famous face. His credits include PBS’ “Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie”, defeating Bobby Flay on “Iron Chef America”, and “Top Chef”. All this, and he still managed to win the most prestige honor any American chef can achieve, taking home the James Beard Foundation’s Outstanding Chef Award in 2011.

Susan Feniger at STREET
742 North Highland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Sarah Jessica Parker’s film “I Don’t Know How She Does It” could have been the story of award winning chef Susan Feniger’s life. Not only is the Street proprietor a radio and TV personality as well as a cookbook author, but she’s even appeared alongside Julia Child in the PBS series “Cooking with Master Chefs.” She was the last woman standing on “Top Chef Masters” in 2010 and is now conquering the vegan world by introducing “Meatless Mondays”at her Los Angeles haute spot.

Ludo Lefebvre at Ludo Bites
6602 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles
CA 90038

Ludo Lefebvre has been referred to as the ‘impresario of pop-up dining’ for a reason. His haute restaurant, Ludo Bites, has no address and no phone number. The French chef literally takes his food on the road, as he drifts from West Hollywood to Culver City to Sherman Oaks. What remains consistent, however, is Lefebvre’s fabulous fare. Though you may never know where he’ll crop up in LA, you can make certain to see this Top Chef Masters” pro if you turn on his Sundance Channel show, “Ludo Bites America.”

Chris Crary at Whist
1819 Ocean Avenue Santa
Monica, CA 90401

Chris Crary is a relative new-comer to the celebrity scene, but he’s made a massive splash in a very short period of time. When he’s not breaking hearts or winning fan favorite awards, this season 9 “Top Chef” contestant is making fabulous French inspired food at Whist, the Viceroy Hotel’s glamorous restaurant in Santa Monica. Plus, with a nickname like “Malibu”, he was simply made for this list.

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