Chef Suzanne Goin
Los Angeles, CA
Suzanne Goin has held positions at Ma Maison and L’Orangerie in Los Angeles, Al Forno in Providence, R.I., Chez Panisse in Berkeley, Calif. and Arpège in Paris, but it was her turn as executive chef at Campanile that put her on the culinary map.
In 1998, she opened Lucques with business partner Caroline Styne, and she was named one of Food & Wine’s “Best New Chefs” in 1999. Lucques has been praised byCondé Nast Traveler, Gourmet, Bon Appétit and Saveur, and received a 3-star review by the Los Angeles Times. In 2002, she opened A.O.C. featuring wines by the glass and a small plates menu.
In 2005, she collaborated with her husband David Lentz on The Hungry Cat menu, and in 2009, she opened Tavern, a neighborhood meeting place featuring breakfast, lunch, dinner and a full market in the Tavern Larder. Goin has received nine nominations for "Outstanding Chef of the Year" by the James Beard Foundation. She has also been honored to prepare several fundraising dinners for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of A.O.C., Goin and Styne moved to a new location nearby. The Larder at Burton Way opened, and The Larder at LAX opened in the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport shortly after.