MB Post (Manhattan Beach, CA), The Arthur J (Manhattan Beach, CA) and Fishing With Dynamite (Manhattan Beach, CA)
David LeFevre is the chef-‐‑owner behind the critically acclaimed Southern California restaurants Manhattan Beach Post (M.B. Post), Fishing with Dynamite and The Arthur J. Educated at the renowned Culinary Institute of America, the Wisconsin native’s expertise has been nurtured by time spent in the world’s best kitchens, including ten years at Charlie Trotter’s celebrated restaurants in Chicago and Las Vegas, and seven years at Water Grill in Los Angeles, where he received accolades for his mastery of seafood and earned a prized Michelin Star. LeFevre has traveled the globe immersing himself in diverse food cultures and amassing a library of techniques attained from experiences ranging from stages at La Côte d’Or and Restaurant Jean Bardet in France, to a two year trek through Southeast Asia, Japan, Australia and the Caribbean. Since opening M.B. Post in 2011, LeFevre is a three time James Beard Best Chef Semi-‐‑finalist. M.B. Post, Fishing with Dynamite, and The Arthur J are a true reflection of LeFevre'ʹs roots, his travels, and his passion for reparing bold and playful, ingredient-‐‑driven dishes that are artisanal, soulful, and handcrafted.
Awards and Accolades:
- James Beard Semifinalist for “Best Chef West” 2013
- James Beard Semifinalist for “Best New Restaurant” 2012