Charles Olalia Executive chef, Patina, LA Olalia’s culinary pedigree makes him a natural to take the high-profile helm at one of the country’s most celebrated restaurants. Last year, Patina founder Joachim Splichal hand-picked Olalia to head up the kitchen at his landmark fine dining spot at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown L.A. Before joining Patina in 2010, the 30-year-old was a private chef for Oracle, where he cooked for company founder Larry Ellison—no ...

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