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Chef of the Moment: Chandra Gilbert opens vegan Mexican restaurant Gracias Madre
Chef of the Moment: Chandra Gilbert opens vegan Mexican restaurant Gracias Madre

Chandra Gilbert is the executive chef of the newly opened vegan Mexican restaurant Gracias Madre. Gilbert moved to Los Angeles from the Bay Area, where she opened the original Gracias Madre in San Francisco with Cafe Gratitude founders Matthew and Terces Engelhart in 2009 in the Mission District. Before working with the Engelharts, she worked at the renowned San Francisco vegetarian restaurant Greens. She was also a pastry chef for Alice Waters' Café Fanny in Berkeley and was a cheese maker at Cowgirl Creamery. At Gracias Madre, Gilbert's menu includes antojitos, such as plantain-filled empanadas and tortilla chips with cashew crema; sides such as local brown rice and...

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