An Orange County, CA native, Chef Larry Monaco has over two decades of culinary experience cooking for a multitude of high-end, reputable kitchens. Most recently the Executive Chef/Task Force Chef for the Viceroy Hotel Group, Monaco also served as the chef consultant for Neal Fraser and Cedd Moses opening the new Fritzi DTLA and Arts District Brewing Company, and has captained the kitchens at Nordstrom in Seattle, Hotel MdR in Marina del Rey and Hotel Erwin in Venice.
Additionally, he has spent time cooking in Seattle at Boka Restaurant & Bar, Hotel 1000 and Veil, The Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica, Blue Palms Lounge in Hollywood and at Chef Danny Meyer’s renowned Gramercy Tavern in New York.
An advocate of volunteer work in his field, Monaco designed the curriculum for the culinary job training program, Farestart in Seattle.
Chef Larry’s Mission & Philoshopy
To make each and every experience unforgettable. To offer exquisite service, to create a memorable atmosphere and to stimulate the senses. To use the freshest, local ingredients and technique to develop flavor while keeping costs in line.
To cultivate an atmosphere of hands on learning and curiosity to inspire my team and colleagues to be proud of our food and accomplishments.
To take pride in attention to detail and leaving a lasting impression to delight each customer.