WHO: Executive Chef for
The Exchange at brand-new
hotel The Freehand (416 W. Eighth St., LA, 213-6120021; freehandhotels.com).
FAB COLLABS: “The most exciting part of working at The
Exchange is working with so many smart and talented people!” TWO BIG
ORANGES: “Being from Southern California, it was definitely eye-opening when I moved to Miami. One of the great qualities of that city is the warmth and kindness of all the people. We want to create that same atmosphere at The Exchange.” L.A. INSPO:
“Spending time outside— whether it’s on the beach or in the mountains. I love to explore all of LA’s ethnic pockets and the great momand-pop places. And of course, I love [restaurant critic] Jonathan Gold!”