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Michael Cimarusti

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Michael Cimarusti

Chef and Owner, Providence and Connie and Ted's
Michael Cimarusti

At his award-winning seafood-focused culinary concepts, Executive Chef & Restaurateur Michael Cimarusti, winner of the 2019 James Beard ‘Best Chef: West’ award, combines his knowledge and appreciation of the dynamic nature of seafood with an advocacy for sustainable fishing practices evident in every dish. Cimarusti’s acclaimed restaurant Providence, a bastion of Los Angeles fine dining for almost two decades, has yielded numerous James Beard Award nominations, two highly coveted Michelin stars, and a Michelin Green Star, for over a decade and counting. Located in the heart of West Hollywood, Connie and Ted’s pays homage to Cimarusti’s grandparents and the simple, honest seafood cookery of New England. “Seafood has inspired me in a personal way from the very start,” Cimarusti says. “It is my duty to staunchly support its conservation and best practices, and it’s my privilege to have the opportunity to showcase it on a nightly basis.”