Amanda Baumgarten

AGE: 27

HOMETOWN: Los Angeles, CA – currently resides in Los Angeles

PROFESSION: Sous Chef, Water Grill in Downtown Los Angeles

CULINARY EDUCATION: Le Cordon Bleu in London

FAVORITE RECIPE: Roasted baby lamb with pomme cocotte persillade

A Los Angeles native, Amanda attended Le Cordon Bleu in London and went on to work at four different Michelin-starred restaurants including La Tante Claire and Le Gavroche in London and Melisse and Patina in L.A. From there, she went onto become Executive Sous Chef of Paperfish before joining Ford’s Filling Station as Executive Sous Chef. Amanda is a gifted butcher with a distinct sense of flavor and style and loves to make any meat on the bone, but her favorite dish to prepare is Boudin Noire with vanilla-scented apple chutney.

VIDEO: Get to know Amanda