Jonathan Waxman plots return to California

May 30, 2017

Famed chef Jonathan Waxman is returning to Los Angeles with the launch next year of a new restaurant in a Westfield mall.

Waxman is considered one of the fathers of California cuisine. He gained national attention as a former chef with Alice Waters at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, Calif., and later as one of the founding chefs of Michael’s in Santa Monica, Calif., and Jams in New York City. 

For the past three decades, Waxman has focused more on New York City. He is the chef and owner of Barbuto and Jams in that city, as well Brezza Cucina in