Joachim Splichal (Patina Restaurant Group - Los Angeles, CA)

Hailed as a “Legendary Chef” by Bon Appétit, named Bon Appétit/Food Network “Restaurateur of the Year,” recipient of the prestigious Richard Melman Innovator of the Year Awards, and named one of the Top 50 Culinarians by Nation’s Restaurant News, Chef Joachim Splichal is widely recognized as a major contributing force behind Los Angeles’ growth into one of the world’s premier dining capitals. His culinary approach emphasizes a playful yet perfectionist style and his enthusiasm for California’s abundant resources translates into wildly innovative and elegant dishes. Splichal’s surprising and artful use of ingredients has earned him an international reputation as one of the most imaginative and talented chefs on the American culinary scene.