Meet the Chef with Ari Kolender

Chef Ari Kolender of Hayden in Culver City, CA

Written by: Mara Marski

ARI KOLENDER got his start in name drop–worthy kitchens like Los Angeles’ Providence, where he worked the line for five years before joining chef Jordan Khan’s restaurant Red Medicine as Chef de Cuisine. But after two years at the Beverly Hills powerhouse, Kolender returned to his native South Carolina. “I spent an incredible four years […]


Chocovivo in Culver City

Demystifying the Story of Chocolate

A conversation with Patricia Tsai of Chocovivo

Written by: Amanda Kay Mannshahia

Speaking with Patricia Tsai, chocolate maker and owner of Chocovivo, a Culver City, CA chocolate factory that makes chocolate from bean to bar, is truly an educational experience. Her journey with chocolate is not one of gluttony or indulgence, but one that began from a space of soul searching.