Jeremy Fox is new chef at Rustic Canyon in Santa Monica

Jeremy Fox is the new chef at Rustic Canyon Wine Bar & Seasonal Kitchen in Santa Monica, owned by Josh Loeb and Zoey Nathan.

The former Ubuntu chef recently split from Barnyard in Venice and in December was running things at his Old Soul pop-up (hosted by This Is Not a Pop-Up). Fox succeeds Evan Funke, who left Rustic Canyon last year to open the forthcoming Bucato (and incidentally is cooking at This Is Not a Pop-Up for one night next week).

“Yes, I have been busy with my new gig,” Fox says via email, “and I couldn’t be more excited about it.


“After all this time, I finally feel right at home, like this is exactly where I am meant to be. I’ll slowly be changing the menu over the next few weeks.”

Fox didn’t elaborate but said more details are to come.

1119 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 393-7050,


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