Alimento (Los Angeles, CA)
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Pollack’s culinary curiosity began over 6,000 miles away in Florence, Italy while studying abroad to pursue a degree in architecture from Brown University. Pollack credits the Florentine central market for instilling in him a passion for food so profound, it deflected his career trajectory straight into the kitchen. He returned to L.A. to work for celebrated chef Neal Fraser at GRACE, a temple of New American cuisine. Though Grace’s globally inspired menu and French technique intrigued Pollack, they also confirmed for him that his deepest culinary ambitions lay in Italian cuisine specifically.
Awards and Accolades:
- James Beard semifinalist for “Rising Star Chef of the Year” 2015
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