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Matt Molina Cooks Up Success

Matt Molina, 29, is the executive chef at Osteria Mozza and Pizzeria Mozza in Los Angeles. (Mark Boster / LAT)
Mozza executive chef Matt Molina with a tray of freshly washed mushrooms. (Ringo Chiu / For The Times)
Mozza executive chef Matt Molina, who also does the ordering for the restaurants, checks out some produce. (Ringo Chiu / For The Times)
Matt Molina, executive chef at Osteria Mozza and Pizzeria Mozza, checks whether an item passes the smell test. (Ringo Chiu / For The Times)
To help ease the lunchtime crunch at Pizzeria Mozza, Matt Molina jumps in with the team stretching pizza dough. (Ringo Chiu / For The Times)
Matt Molina with some of the combined 75 chefs he supervises at Osteria Mozza and Pizzeria Mozza. (Ringo Chiu / For The Times)
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