As a destination restaurant, Abernethy’s offers diners the opportunity to taste cultures and explore food as emerging chefs are offered their own platform for culinary creativity. Each new chef transforms Abernethy’s with inventive and personalized dishes inspired by the diverse people and cultures that fill the heart of Los Angeles. Chefs are selected by Abernethy's Culinary Advisory Committee comprised of some of L.A.'s legendary chefs and tastemakers, including Chefs Govind Armstrong, Susan Feniger, Ray Garcia, among others. Along with Abernethy's next Emerging Chef-in-Residence is Chef Brad Willits, of Market Venice, who will offer Abernethy's diners a Modern Italian menu.
Top Chef finalist Shirley Chung (Ms Chi Café) was Abernethy’s inaugural chef, serving her version of progressive Chinese American cuisine. She was followed by Jason Fullilove (chef/owner, Barbara Jean) who served modern Soul food and Chef Geter Atienza (Chef de Cuisine, The H. Wood Group; Broken Spanish), who served modern Filipino cuisine. Just recently, Chef Lenora Marouni, chef/owner of Barsha, wrapped up her elevated comfort Tunisian fare. Chef Brad Willits of Market Venice will be next to take over Abernethy's with his Modern Italian menu.
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Chef Mindy Oh
Chef Mindy Oh has been the backbone of the Emerging Chef Program at Abernethy’s. She has worked closely with the restaurant’s last four Emerging Chefs, leading the execution of their menus and adding her expertise to ensure that Abernethy’s guests have the best possible experience each time they visit.
For a special limited engagement, Abernethy’s will feature Chef Mindy’s Korean American cuisine, which she created in honor her grandparents and her Los Angeles roots. Korean food is about each element balancing each other, and that balance is what Chef Mindy constantly strives for in her cooking.