Like most talented chefs, Darren Weiss toiled away in others’ kitchens for years before opening his own spot, Café Catalina in Redondo Beach, Calif., in 2000. The restaurant was a humble one in a strip center with an upstairs kitchen from which he and a pair of servers fed 10 tables. As the chef-owner, the pressure was always on, but he loved being in charge.Customers enjoyed the diminutive cafe and its ever-smiling chef, who they would learn was deaf but an excellent lip reader. Now ...
Register to view this article
It’s free but we need to know a little about you to continually improve our content.
Questions about your account or how to access content?
Contact: Desiree Torres Desiree.Torres@penton.com