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Brentwood90049 Apr 4, 2012 04:51 PM

Looking for a special chef for a special birthday. Planning an elegant dinner party and am looking for an exceptional chef for 10 foodies. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    foodiemahoodie RE: Brentwood90049 Apr 4, 2012 07:30 PM

    The best chefs in town will do this. Off the top of my head - I know Josiah Citrin and Alain Giraud do this. A lot of chefs who are in between restaurants will likely do it too. Contact Citrin or Giraud thru their restaurants.

    Is that along the lines of what you were thinking?

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      New Trial RE: Brentwood90049 Apr 4, 2012 11:34 PM

      Christophe Eme, late of Ortolan, would be an excellent choice if he is still doing catering. You can contact him through Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook, among others.

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        revets2 RE: Brentwood90049 Apr 5, 2012 02:45 PM

        Or Walter Manzke, but he's been pretty busy.

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          foodiemahoodie RE: revets2 Apr 5, 2012 07:26 PM

          I was going to mention him - but he's been working at Milo & Olive.

          But you can pretty much get anyone who doesn't have a cooking dynasty (Puck and Splichal), but other'n that - almost anyone can be a hired gun. And most restaurants do "catering". If you want the actual chef to be there - they can do it - but it isn't always necessary.

        2. Bob Brooks RE: Brentwood90049 Apr 5, 2012 04:41 PM

          You might also consider Stefan Richter (former Top Chef competitor) who is currently at LA Farm.

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