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Chefs of Newport Beach

Executive Chef Imran Ali of Tamarind of London

As Executive Chef of Tamarind of London, Imran Ali has painted his inimitable vision of contemporary Indian cuisine by blending cultural authenticity with modern creativity. Born in Karachi, Pakistan, Imran’s career had humble beginnings, working as a dishwasher while learning everything he could about Indian cuisine. His passion for the culinary arts drove him to work his way up the ... Read More »

Chefs of Newport Beach

Executive Chef Keith Stich of Red O Restaurant

Keith Stich has extensive experience as both a chef and restaurant manager in top restaurants throughout the Southwest. Previous roles as executive chef at several prominent seafood and steakhouses have led Stich to his current position as executive chef at Red O Restaurant in Newport Beach, an upscale Mexican-inspired steak and seafood restaurant. Realizing his passion for everything epicurean at ... Read More »

Chefs of Newport Beach

Chef/Owner Franco Barone of Il Barone Ristorante

Chef Franco Barone literally grew up in the restaurant business. He received his introduction to restaurant and food culture at a young age, helping in his family’s restaurant near Milan. There, he discovered his love of food and his passion for presenting regional Italian dishes to diners. By the time he emigrated to Southern California in 1982, Franco had already ... Read More »

Chefs of Newport Beach

Executive Chef Bruno Massuger of Back Bay Bistro

Veteran Chef and French native Bruno Massuger has helmed some of the world’s top private club culinary operations. Massuger was trained at the Ecole Hoteliere in Rouen, France, and later at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA). He is a member of Masters of French Gastronomy, Les Toques Blanches, ACF member of the Escoffier Society, and touring chef for the ... Read More »

Chefs of Newport Beach

Executive Chef Paul GStrein of Bayside Restaurant

Paul Gstrein has served as executive chef at the critically acclaimed Bayside restaurant since it opened in Newport Beach in 1999. The award- winning chef takes great pride in tempting guests’ palates with his ever-evolving menu of American cuisine with a global influence that uses the highest quality food products available and locally-grown ingredients. Chef Gstrein was practically born wearing ... Read More »