General Manager and Chef
My name is Mario Morales and I’m a General Manager and Chef.
I live in Los Angeles, California.
Traveling the globe based on taste is my favorite thing about being a chef.
Go out and experience the food you are trying to recreate. That’s the biggest food tip I can give.
Penne is my favorite pasta shape.
Pineapple upside-down cake is what I’d eat if I could only have one dessert for the rest of my life.
Double bacon cheeseburgers are my guilty pleasure.
Crushed red pepper flakes are my favorite ingredient.
Tasting spoons are a kitchen tool that I can’t live without.
When I’m not cooking, I play guitar, X-box, and do amateur D-I-Y car restorations.
Joining the Artisan team is the highlight of my career so far.
When I was a kid, I wanted to be a heavy metal musician.
My first food memory has to be watching my mother make bread.