Chef Nathan Santana of Preux and Proper
Preux and Proper is just a few blocks away from The DTLA Dinner Club HQ on Spring Street and we're super exited to have one of their chefs Nathan Santana join us for a very special event! Check out his bio below.
FROM THE CHEF -
I grew up in the small town of Palmdale California where I started working in professional kitchens a decade ago. I quickly fell in love with the craft and moved to LA to hone my skills. While attending The Art Institute of California—where I received my Associates in Culinary Arts—I began cooking at The Wallace, an award winning restaurant in Culver City helmed (at the time) by Chef Joel Miller. I worked hard and hungry under Joel for five years, moving up the ranks to become his Executive Sous Chef. Joel entrusted me to create menu items and run his kitchen—offering me the experience needed to become a professional chef——and after five years at The Wallace, I began my next chapter.
In late 2018 I made a move to Downtown LA where I’m the Chef de Cuisine at Preux & Proper under Chef Sammy Monsour. Preux & Proper is a two-floor full service Michelin rated restaurant that focuses on honoring the illustrious heritage of The South by way of hospitality, seasonality, sustainability, craft cocktails and true grit American cuisine.
I’m fascinated to learn about American cuisine through the lens of Southern heritage and culture, and create 5-8 new dishes a week to stay creative and keep things fresh and seasonal. I’d love for you to come through the restaurant and check out our food—check out some of my favorite recent creations…
I LOVE CELEBRATING THE CALI FOOD & CULTURE THAT I GREW UP WITH WHILE PUSHING THE ENVELOPE ON MODERN PLANT-BASED CUISINE”
I love cooking on the heavy side of plant-based, even when I’m putting together a meat of fish based dish. I also enjoy the finer greens in life… I’m talking about cannabis of course. That’s why I co-founded Culture Create & Destroy—an underground cannabis pop-up series driven by local, seasonal produce and the *best* local cannabis available. My business partner is the is the Master Grower for Botafarm Genetics—producer of some of, if not the best, highest-grade, quality cannabis that is grown in Los Angeles.Together, we create a multi-layered experience inclusive of cannabis infused cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and tasting menus, paired with great smoke and great folks.
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