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    Until I discovered cooking I was never really interested in anything
    Executive Chef Manny Diaz

    Manny Diaz

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    Ever since Executive Chef Manuel ‘Manny’ Diaz landed his first Los Angeles restaurant job back in 1980, he has spared no emotion in expressing his passion for preparing delicious meals. In fact, Diaz – whose culinary expertise and notoriety has landed him on the front pages of the Los Angeles Times and the Downtown News – is so passionate about cooking that even after a day that begins at 4:30 a.m., ending at 4:30 p.m., he will come home and enthusiastically prepare a scrumptious meal for his wife and children. Now, that’s passion!

                 The media are not the only people impressed with Chef Diaz’ burgeoning culinary career. With more than 38 years of experience and expertise, more than half as an Executive Chef, Diaz was also honored with a Hero Award by the California State Assembly in 2000 and has served as a role model to countless school children who have written to him upon learning about his unique story in the media: one October 2008 L.A. Times feature article recaptured Diaz’ triumphant journey, explaining how Diaz emigrated to the United States and began working as an immigrant dishwasher before eventually rising through the ranks to become an Executive Chef. Since his arrival, Diaz has spoiled patrons at some of the area’s renowned restaurants, including Downtown’s Pacific Grille & Express, Nicola, Nucleus Nuance, Rudolpho’s, and the renowned San Antonio Winery.



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