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Chef of the moment: Anthony Carron of 800 Degrees proudly wields his tongs
Chef of the moment: Anthony Carron of 800 Degrees proudly wields his tongs

Anthony Carron is the chef and co-creator of 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria, the Los Angeles-based build-your-own pizza chain. Before slinging pies, Carron started as a prep cook in a cafe in St. Paul, Minn., and eventually purchased and reinvented the 40-year-old Olivette Diner in St. Louis. He landed a sous-chef position at Aqua in San Francisco before becoming chef de cuisine at restaurant Michael Mina at the Westin St. Francis; he was promoted to corporate executive chef and opened 12 restaurants with Mina. Carron co-developed and opened the first 800 Degrees in Westwood in 2012, which was awarded the title of “true Neapolitan pizza” by the Associazione Verace Pizza...

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