Ink, Chef Michael Voltaggio
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Hometown Originals: Four Los Angeles Chefs We Love

By Travel Savvy

Michael Voltaggio first came to the public consciousness when he won season 6 of the hit cooking competition Top Chef. Today, fans have been flocking to his uber popular West Hollywood eatery Ink and raving about dishes like Japanese scallops with soy-cured papaya, fermented chili, and basil.

Ink has earned many awards since opening, including GQ’s Best New Restaurant in America in 2011. Voltaggio also owns ink sack, just around the corner from Ink at 8360 Melrose Ave, #107.

Check out his book VOLT ink, co-written with his brother Bryan, or follow him on instagram at @mvoltaggio or twitter @MVoltaggio.

Michael Voltaggio 1

Michael Voltaggio


8360 Melrose Ave, # 101 Los Angeles

Chef Michael Voltaggio first came to the public consciousness when he won season six of the hit cooking competition Bravo's Top Chef. Today, fans have been flocking to his uber popular West Hollywood eatery, Ink, and raving about dishes like Japanese scallops with soy-cured papaya, fermented chili, and basil.

Ink has earned many awards since opening, including GQ’s "Best New Restaurant" in America in 2011. Voltaggio also owns ink sack, just around the corner from Ink at 8360 Melrose Ave, #107.

Check out his book VOLT ink, co-written with his brother Bryan, or follow him on Instagram at @mvoltaggio or Twitter @MVoltaggio.

KojiBBQ, Chef Roy Choi 2

KojiBBQ, Chef Roy Choi

Weekly Truck Schedule

Known as a leader in the food truck movement, Chef Roy Choi is an native Angeleno who is most recognized for his Korean-Mexican food truck parked alongside streets around LA, with long lines of hungry fans trailing down the sidewalk. Chef Choi has built his reputation on creating quality food at a reasonable price.

In addition to his well known food truck, Choi is involved in several restaurants around the city including POT, A Frame, Sunny Spot and Chego. He also has a book documenting his food and life in his beloved city of Los Angeles, LA Son. Follow him on Instagram at @RidingShotGunLA or on Twitter @ridingshotgunla.

Chef Curtis Stone 3

Maude, Chef Curtis Stone

212 S Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA

Australian born Chef Curtis Stone has quickly become a staple in Los Angeles food culture with the 2014 opening of his intimate Beverly Hills eatery Maude, where he creates a new menu each month featuring one specific in season ingredient. Recently, Maude was a semifinalist for the 2015 James Beard Restaurant of the Year award. The hunky Chef credits his “mum and granny” as the inspiration for his culinary endeavors. Check out his cookbook What’s For Dinner and follow him on Twitter at @CurtisStone or on Instagram @curtisstone.

Chef Antonia Lofaso 4

Chef Antonia Lofaso

2905 Washington Blvd, Venice, CA

Female powerhouse Chef Antonia Lofaso is another Top Chef alum known around town for her two restaurants, Scopa Italian Roots and Black Market Liquor Bar. Lofaso is a graduate of the prestigious French Culinary Institute and has spent time studying under Wolfgang Puck at Spago in Beverly Hills. With menu items like 'a meatball hero with stracciatella and wild arugula on a rockenwagner bun, it is no wonder her restaurant is busy every day of the week.

Check out her popular book, The Busy Mom’s Cookbook where she shares easy recipes designed specifically for busy families. Stay up to date with her on Twitter at @chefantonia, or on Instagram @chefantonia.

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