Former French Laundry Chef Heads to Manhattan Beach for Culinary Masters Series


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Following his announcement last month that he will be leaving French Laundry to move to Los Angeles, chef Timothy Hollingsworth will make his first cooking appearance in L.A. on May 20 at the Strand House as the guest chef for the Culinary Masters Series of 2013.

As we previously reported, Hollingsworth worked at French Laundry for twelve years and recently stepped down on March 31 to explore other ventures in Los Angeles. Now, LAist is reporting that Hollingsworth is about to make his Los Angeles cooking debut during the upcoming Culinary Masters Series of 2013.

Presented at The Strand House, the Culinary Masters Series is an opportunity for guests to “mingle and dine with Napa Valley icons.” The event was created to “bring the world’s best chefs, food and wine right here to our ‘House’ in Manhattan Beach,” according to the website.

In addition to Hollingsworth, special guests at this year’s event will include Douglas Keane (Cyrus Restaurant), Heidi Barrett (La Sirena Vineyards), Michael Silacci (Opus One Vineyards), and Rick Tramonto (Tramonto Steak & Seafood). The roster of chefs on hand will work side by side with The Strand House’s own chefs, Neal Fraser and Greg Hozinsky.

Each year there are a limited number of events and seats available, and tickets are expected to sell out quickly. Tickets cost $100 per person, and there is a $50 wine pairing option available as well.

Hollingsworth will be participating in the series on May 20.

Hollingsworth’s replacement at French Laundry is chef David Breeden. Of his departure, Hollingsworth said, “I just want to clear my head for a bit, do some surfing. I’ve been in the Napa Valley for so long I kind of want to check things out down there, see what it’s like.”

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