Chef/Owner

David Plonowski

Bar Pintxo, Santa Monica, CA

Chef David has been cooking for as long as he could remember in the kitchen with his mother. After studying abroad in Salamanca, Spain, he decided to stay for the summer and got his first job in a Spanish kitchen called Cafe Erasmus. When he returned to Los Angeles he took his next job at the restaurant, Bar Celona in Pasadena as the Tapas Chef, workin his way up to Executive Chef. In May of 2010, he was recruited to work as the Executive Chef for Joe Miller's Spanish Restaurant, Bar Pintxo. Today, David's philosophy is to take Old World Spanish Dishes and elevate them to new heights by using modern cooking techniques, market driven produce and only the freshest of ingredients.


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