Chef Profiles

Meet Nikki Dailey – Chef Owner of HEAT Culinary

In case you haven’t heard, there’s a new culinary school in town! HEAT Culinary, located at The Hood Kitchen in Costa Mesa, offers cooking classes for home cooks, team building events and catering for special occasions. HEAT Culinary originally started in Carpinteria, CA., and has since expanded to their 2nd location in Costa Mesa, CA. […]

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Meet Sous Chef John English of The Royal Hen

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Sous Chef John English works at The Royal Hen in Newport Beach alongside Restaurateur & Chef Tim Goodell, who was named Top 10 Chefs by Food & Wine Magazine in 2000. The Royal Hen is an upscale, modern restaurant with a thoughtful wine list, signature celebrated cuisine, and comfortable atmosphere. When looking to hire quality line […]

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Meet Chef Blake Mellgren of Craft House


Chef Blake Mellgren is the owner of Craft House, a vibrant gastropub in Dana Point serving craft cocktails and savory gourmet dishes. Chef Blake opened Craft House in March of 2016, and was recently recognized as one of the “5 OC Power Players” by Modern Luxury Magazine in June. His restaurant was rated as one […]

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