Haute Secrets: STK Chef Robert Liberato

Chef Robert Liberato

Here are the Haute Secrets of Chef Robert Liberato, a man who brings an impressive track record and refined cooking style to STK LA. Liberato began his career as a freelance artist and photographer before becoming a chef. He graduated with honors from Le Cordon Blue California School of Culinary Arts. Chef Robert has an impressive resume, having worked at Bon Appetit at Getty Center, The Grove’s Whisper Lounge, ANGR Holdings, Son of a Gun, Go Burger LA and BLT Steak LA. To sum it up, this is a man who knows his food! Here are his haute secrets.

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Where were you born ?

Los Angeles CA, UCLA Medical Center

How long in Los Angeles:

Born, raised, parted and raised again


Valley and West side



Favorite Restaurant:


Best Sushi:

Hirozen is a local fave, Nobu for special occasions

Best Italian:

Capo Santa Monica

Best dessert:

Freshly spun ice cream once a week. Chocolate anything, anytime.

Best place for a romantic date:

The Getty Center

Best Sunday brunch:

Salt’s Cure

Best place for a power business meeting:


If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?

Oceana Santa Monica or The Hotel Wilshire for a great central location

Favorite shopping venue/boutique:

3rd Street Promenade

Best Spa:

Spa-less life

Favorite Charity Event:

Taste of the Nation

Favorite Cultural Event:


Favorite Cultural Institution:

Annenberg Foundation

Best Steakhouse:

STK 5 days a week.. it's hard to beat the Oak Pit memories from Jocko’s Steakhouse in the Central Coast

Best Pizza:

Little Doms, Paisanos in Hermosa is also worth the drive

Best Lunch:


Best Gym/Athletic Facility:

The great outdoors

Best Massage:

My lover

Best Limousine/Driving Service:


Best Museum/Exhibit:

Getty Center

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:

Santa Barbara is always worth the drive. PCH

All-around favorite locale in Los Angeles, whether a neighborhood, restaurant, venue, or other

Santa Monica

Best aspect of Los Angeles

Food, weather and to be so close to the California Coast
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