Andrew Gruel’s mission is to redefine the seafood dining experience. The co-founder and executive chef of Slapfish, a fast-casual restaurant with two locations in Orange County, Calif., one in Dubai and more to come, started with a food truck in 2010, gradually expanded to four trucks and then opened the first Slapfish in Huntington Beach, Calif., a year later. A native of New Jersey, Gruel went to college in Maine and worked as a lobsterman to make money. He was drawn to ...

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