About the Author
Josiah Citrin is a culinary expert and veteran of Los Angeles’ gourmet dining scene, with more than 25 years of experience. He is a two-star Michelin chef and owner of Santa Monica California’s highly-acclaimed Mélisse, Charcoal Venice, and Dave’s Doghouse in the Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles. His culinary philosophy, “In Pursuit of Excellence” sets the standard for all of his concepts, whether fine-dining or casual.
Citrin discovered his passion for food through his family at an early age, growing up in Santa Monica and Venice with a mother who was a caterer, and a French grandmother who cooked family meals. Their knowledge, combined with his excitement for cooking and business, led him to pursue a culinary career.