MARK PEEL, Prawn, Los Angeles
Chef Mark Peel, a founder of California Cuisine, was mentored by Wolfgang Puck and was tapped by Puck to be his opening chef at Spago. Chef Peel went on to create, co-own and serve as executive chef for the award-winning Campanile restaurant for more than 23 years. Just before opening Campanile, Chef Peel co-founded La Brea Bakery. While his career has been centered in fine dining, in 2015 Chef Peel opened Bombo, his first fast casual eatery in Downtown LA’s historic Grand Central Market and this month (May 17) transformed it into Prawn. Prawn is a fast-casual operation that will be even more seafood-focused than Bombo. Chef Peel’s frequent television appearances have included: Kitchen Nightmares with Gordon Ramsay, Hell’s Kitchen, Top Chef, Top Chef: Masters, Top Chef: Just Desserts and more.