Hippo (Los Angeles, CA), Everson Royce Bar (Los Angeles, CA), Triple Beam Pizza (Los Angeles, CA)
Matt Molina, after graduating culinary school, apprenticed in a few kitchens in Los Angeles before landing a job to cook at legendary Campanile in Los Angeles in 1999 where he met Nancy Silverton. In 2006, he was hired as executive chef by Nancy Silverton to open Pizzeria Mozza, Osteria Mozza, Osteria Mozza Singapore, Pizzeria Mozza Singapore, Pizzeria Mozza Newport Beach, Mozza2Go & Chi Spacca. In 2012, Molina won the James Beard award in the Best Chef: Pacific. In 2015, he left Mozza to open E.R.B in Art District Los Angeles with Partners Randy Clementine , April Langford & Joe Capella. In 2018, the same team of ERB, along with Nancy Silverton, opened the critically acclaimed Roman Style pizzeria Triple Beam Pizza in Highland Park. In the summer of 2018, Molina & team followed up with neighborhood hit, Hippo Restaurant, just a few feet away from Triple Beam Pizza.
Awards and Accolades:
- James Beard Award, Best Chef: Pacific, 2012