Chef Throwdown | sunday, March 12, 2017 |5pm in whittier, ca
Chef KATSUJI TANABE V.s. Chef jason fullilove
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Born and raised in the heart of Mexico, the son of a Japanese father and a Mexican mother, Katsuji Tanabe has worked inside LA's most acclaimed kitchens, from the four-star Bastide Restaurant to Beverly Hills' Mastro's Steakhouse. Tanabe owns MexiKosher Restaurant, the first authentic Kosher Mexican restaurant in Los Angeles and arguably the first of its kind in the entire United States. He recently expanded Mexikosher to the Upper West Side of New York City and soon plans to open Baranda in Los Angeles, a more upscale dining experience, named after his daughters Barbara and Miranda. Tanabe is proud to serve his community as a personal mentor and celebrity representative for Jewish Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Los Angeles, where he happily offers his time and expertise for fundraising and volunteer drives for the group, as well as regularly working alongside the children that the group supports teaching healthy eating and cooking alternatives. After competing on Top Chef season 12 in Boston andTop Chef Mexico, Tanabe admits he's addicted to the rush of the competition and is eager to prove he has what it takes to bring home the title- Top Chef
Executive Chef Jason Fullilove (originally from Cleveland Ohio) spent parts of his childhood in Southern Africa. Chef Fullilove has been featured on The Food Network, Esquires Network and CBS. He’s also been featured in Angeleno Magazine, 805 magazine, LA Magazine, LA Times Chef of the Moment, Malibu Surfside. He has several chef tutorials on saltedTV.com
He’s been a regular fan favorite at Los Angeles Pop-Ups. He partnered with the national Pop-up group Dinner Lab in Los Angeles & San Diego to create several sold out events. He also helmed a pop-up dinner series called RED at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) that garnered national attention. At RED he created tasting menus and course meals directly inspired by current art exhibits, live readings and the films of Stanley Kubrik & Danny Boyle.