From vegan Soul and Turkish to modern Persian and traditional Russian, LA’s newest crop of Feastly chefs is throwing down hot flavors and good times.
A Boston native, Max DiMare’s kitchen career started in a fish market. He has since cooked in and helped open notable restaurants in the Bay Area Hawaii, and Los Angeles. In 2010, The San Francisco Chronicle named him Rising Star Chef. Now he runs Feast Venice, a restaurant consulting firm.
Porsche is not only a vegan chef — she’s a super mom of twins! Her flavor inspirations include those of the West Indies and the Caribbean. When she’s not making baby food from scratch, she’s searching for LA’s best plant-based eats. Join her for a vegan twist on holiday classics.
Although he trained as a graphic designer, Ali’s passion has always been in the kitchen. He and his wife Pinar started Veganagev to veganize authentic Turkish food for “plant huggers and meat lovers alike.”
Avocotoast / Lizzy Cooper
Lizzy’s culinary inspiration comes from her grandmother, her world travels, and her favorite restaurants. Avocotoast by Lizzy specializes in beautiful, artisan avocado toasts and other California-inspired dishes. Prior to her ventures in food, Lizzy was a social worker.
Sam Tan is an actress by day and a home chef/entrepreneur by night! She was born and raised in Malaysia, a gastronomical heaven. Sam taught herself to cook as she moved from Kuala Lumpur to London, New York City, and Los Angeles. Join her at Sam Tan’s Kitchen for a Malaysian street food feast!
Anastazia brings flavors from Crimea to the US. She’s excited to bring the traditional flavors of Russian to her pop-ups, from vodka and caviar to borscht and potato dumplings.
Alchemy Organico / Denise Vallejo
Denise has worked as a private chef for celebrities, managed all-vegan restaurant kitchens, and owned a small-batched vegan baking company. She’s all well versed in the occult sciences and Mexican folk medicine. Her pop-ups with Alchemy Organica celebrate Mexico’s rich gastronomic heritage.
Sugar & Spice Lifestyle / Zeth Huckabay and Latoya Lo
Zeth and Latoya are committed to each other both in and out of the kitchen, dishing up recipes and inspiration through their blog Sugar + Spice Lifestyle. In their Feastly debut, they’ll be sharing Tai Dam barbecue, a unique blend of Vietnamese, Laotian, and Thai cuisines.
Josh is a Culver City-based private chef who has cooked at Republique, Broken Spanish, and Gwen. He brings elevated soul food and Mexican cuisine to Feastly – get ready for his taco Tuesdays!
Nikki’s Table / Nikki Karamooz
Through Nikki’s Table, chef Nikki combines Middle Eastern and American cooking for healthy, wholesome meals. She views food as art and loves experimenting with new flavors. For her first pop-up, she’ll be serving up za’atar grilled lamb chops, persimmon sorbet and more.