Restaurant guide Zagat announces its 30 Under 30 for Los Angeles -- standout restaurant industry professionals who have yet to hit three-oh. The list include bartenders, baristas, managers, chefs, restaurateurs and entrepreneurs.
The youngest on this year’s list is 15 years old -- a teenager running his own pop-up and cooking at top kitchens across the country). Others include a barista champion, beer pro, apron designer and cotton candy maker.
The honorees were all nominated by their peers, Zagat notes.
Here’s the list:
Jake Ahles and Max Block (both 27), founders of the Fare Trade
Tristan Aitchison (29), chef de cuisine at Providence
Chris Amirault (26), head barman at Harlowe
Charles Babinski (29), co-founder of G&B and Go Get Em Tiger
Ellen Bennett (27), designer and founder of Hedley & Bennett
Sophie Bonnet (27), restaurant manager at Ink
Robin Chopra and Eduardo M. Ruiz (both 28), owner-bartender at Corazon y Miel and Punch and chef-owner of Corazon y Miel and Picnik
Jeffrey Faust and Woogene Lee (both 29), partner and business development and managing partner of Fundamental LA
Chris Ford (29), pastry chef at Bouchon Beverly Hills
Kate Green (29), assistant to Nancy Silverton at Mozza Restaurant Group
Anna Knudson (29), head bartender at Melrose Umbrella Co.
Robert Kronfli (26), owner-founder of Bacari PDR, Bacaro LA, Nature’s Brew and Kronfli Bros. products
Cloe Lane (20), owner of Bon Puf
Johnny Lee (27), chef de cuisine at Eggslut
Phillip Frankland Lee (27), chef-owner at Scratch Bar and the Gadarene Swine
Thomas Lim (29), chef at Goldie’s (L.A.) and Dudley’s (New York)
Bricia Lopez and Fernando Lopez (29 and 27), co-proprietors of Guelaguetza restaurant and Michelada Guelaguetza
Andrew Luthi (26), owner of Ohana Brewing Co.
Ivan Marquez (28), head pastry chef at Short Cake
Flynn McGarry (15), chef of Eureka pop-up
Rebecca Merhef (26), chef de cuisine and pastry chef at Love & Salt
David Palos (27), chef de cuisine at Hatfield’s
Percy Omar Ramirez (29), director of coffee oeprations at Compania de Café
James Seok and Brian Yuen (26 and 28), co-owner and chef/co-owner at the Bun Shop
Dylan Snyder (28), bartender and consultant, Beertender Los Angeles, Acme Hospitality Group, Barrel Down
Brandyn Tepper (27), head bartender of Hinoki & the Bird, partner of Cocktail Academy
Erwin Tjahyadi (28), co-owner/chef at Komodo
Adrian Vela (26), sous chef at Cafe Del Rey
Kimmy Wade (27), general manager at Son of a Gun
Jonathan Whitener (27), chef de cuisine at Animal