Chad White

AGE: 32
HOMETOWN: Currently resides in Spokane, WA
PROFESSION: Chef/Owner of La Justina in Tijuana, Mexico, Craft Pizza Company in La Jolla, CA and recently opened Zona Blanca, a ceviche bar in Spokane, WA
CULINARY EDUCATION: Culinary Art Program – U.S. Navy/Air Force at Lackland Airforce Base, San Antonio, TX
FAVORITE SIMPLE FALL DESSERT RECIPE: Chayote Squash Cake with Buttermilk Gelato and Mezcal and Tart Cherry Compote

With an eye toward producing eclectic urban style and Baja influenced food, Chef Chad White's cuisine is unlimited in scope or boundary. Born in Spokane, WA, he trained in classic French and Mediterranean cuisine. After traveling, cooking and falling in love with Mexico and its culture, Chad decided to open La Justina in Tijuana and Craft Pizza Co. and Común Taqueria in San Diego and has quickly become a local favorite. His wild creativity, authentic sense of flavor and style and organic fearlessness drive his kitchen to deliver food that's outside the borders full of flavors beyond expectation.