Jack Benchakul
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Jack Benchakul

Jack Benchakul worked at biotech giant Genentech before he got into coffee, eventually trading in his work on cancer-fighting drugs for a brick-and-mortar coffee shop in LA’s Chinatown. The name of his coffee shop, Endorffeine, is one example of how he brings his scientific background into his love for coffee. What hooked you on coffee? My coffee epiphany … Continue reading

Tylor Urias
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Tylor Urias

Tylor Urias is the Executive Chef for Spencer’s for Steak and Chops at the Doubletree Hotel by Hilton in San Jose. He was raised throughout the United States and abroad in very rural farmlands which helped to grow his interest in ecology, agriculture and food very early on. He works with several organizations such as … Continue reading

Marcel Vigneron
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Marcel Vigneron

Chef Marcel Vigneron was first introduced to the public eye as the runner-up of season two’s Top Chef. Known on the show for his molecular gastronomy techniques, Vigneron has since then built upon his specialty with his own reality TV show in 2010, Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen, and competing on Iron Chef and later seasons of Top Chef. What hooked you … Continue reading

Vinny Dotolo
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Vinny Dotolo

Vinny Dotolo is one half of the culinary duo dubbed as “Kings of Dude Food”. Alongside John Shook, the pair opened Animal, a meat-centric restaurant located in L.A.’s Fairfax Village. Following the success of Animal, the duo have since opened the equally acclaimed Son of a Gun, Trois Mec, and Petit Trois. What hooked you on cooking? Mainly … Continue reading