With experience at Michael’s, Spago, and Campanile, Nancy Silverton has serious California credentials. Though La Brea Bakery, she introduced many Americans to artisan bread and now, as the co-owner of Pizzeria Mozza and Osteria Mozza, she’s brought award-winning pizza and serious Italian food to the L.A. food scene. Matt Molina, the Executive Chef at Mozza, won a 2012 James Beard Award for Best New Chef in the Pacific region. It will be a real treat to have them teach a class together on November 3rd!
Nancy Silverton is the co-owner of Osteria Mozza, Pizzeria Mozza, and Mozza2Go in Los Angeles. As well as Osteria Mozza and Pizzeria Mozza in Singapore. She is the founder of the La Brea Bakery and formerly owned and operated Campanile restaurant. In 2012, Nancy was nominated for “Outstanding Chef” by the James Beard Foundation. She is the author of several books including Nancy Silverton’s Sandwich Book, Nancy Silverton’s Breads from the La Brea Bakery, Desserts, and most recently The Mozza Cookbook.
A graduate of the Los Angeles Culinary Institute, Matt began his career at Campanile in Los Angeles. After 6 years at Campanile under the tutelage of Nancy Silverton, Matt went on to train at Del Posto in New York City in preparation for his role as Executive Chef of Pizzeria Mozza and Osteria Mozza. As Executive Chef at Pizzeria Mozza & Osteria Mozza, Matt has received three stars by S. Irene Virbila, the Los Angeles Times food critic, for both restaurants. In 2008, Matt was nominated for “Rising Star Chef” & “Best New Restaurant” in Osteria Mozza by the James Beard Foundation and in 2012, he was named “Best Chef Pacific” by the James Beard Foundation. Most recently he co-authored, with Nancy Silverton and Carolynn Carreno, The Mozza Cookbook: Recipes From Los Angeles’s Favorite Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria (Knopf, 2011).
If you’d like to take a cooking class with Nancy & Matt or any other 2012 La Varenne Celebrity Chef Series Classes, please fill out the form below. We look forward to hearing from you and will be in touch shortly!