Second part of two parts, please start here with Part 1
Part one includes only a very brief overview of Chef Trees’ resume. It isn’t inclusive: Some great though not as famous chefs were left out like his “Jewish mother” Akasha Richmond at Akasha. Trees learned something different from each and every single chef he worked with along the way. Ogden especially made a huge impression regarding not screwing up ingredients as well as having ingredient driven food done well and in season.
After working with Ramsay again, Trees also had a lot of options as to where he wanted to work next but chose the Los Angeles region and Fig Restaurant, in particular, because of what Chef Garcia was and is still doing coincided with what Tree wanted to do.
Though Chef Trees now is at that point in his career where he feels he’ll be happiest doing his own thing rather than again work within the confines of what others want to do. He wants to do a real local Los Angeles restaurant, a community restaurant (since one currently doesn't exist); where his cooks are better paid since they’re taking home the tips. In the fun environment he envisions, the cooks are running the plates and describing them, plus doing thing like deboning fish table side. He wants to modernize plus make more fun what Chef Marco Pierre White was doing in the 1980’s “…where everything was done out of the cart and everything was silvered…”
Chef Trees’ service, running only from this Thursday January 17th through Sunday January 20th will only implement some of what he foresees in his permanent home. This collaboration at this location has some limitations that won’t allow him to fully apply everything he intends to do with Treehouse.
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