Farming It Forward™ Chefs

  • Resident Award-Winning Executive Master Chef Pascal Olhats
    • Resident Master Chef Pascal Olhats

       Chef owner of  Épicerie Pascal & Café Jardin in Newport Beach since 1996, Chef owner of Pascal’s cafe in San Juan Capistrano. Pascal is also Chef and owner of Pascal’s Tea Garden Creperie. 

    • Attended Hotel School in Brussels, Belgium after apprenticeship in Rouen, Normandy, his hometown.

    • Worked for Master Chef Paul Bocuse in Lyon

    • Spent three years in St. Tropez at Club 55

    • Came to California in 1984

    • Chef at Hotel Le Meridian , Newport Beach

    • Chef at Restaurant Chanteclair , Irvine

    • Chef of the Year in 1991

    • President of the French Chef’s Association

    • Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

    • 2006 Restaurant Hall of Fame National Award

    • Pascal’s latest venture and enjoyment come from teaming up with Designer and Co-Owner Anne Manassero in The Farmer’s Wife and The French Chef.  Together they combine their talents to introduce easy lifestyle lessons in taking your house to a home and your food from good to gourmet. 

     
     

  • Resident Executive Chef John Ledbetter
    • JohnLBorn and raised in Huntington Beach
    • Graduated California School of Culinary Arts, 2000
    • Bella Luna Restaurant, New Orleans
    • Tourant, Emeril’s & Restaurant August, New Orleans
    • Union Square Café, New York City
    • Sous-Chef, Spigolo Chef Scott Fratangelo, NYC
    • Sous-Chef, Street Restaurant, San Francisco
    • Executive Chef, Lark Creek Steak, San Francisco
    • Executive Chef, Bocanova Restaurant, Jack London Square, Oakland
    • Executive Chef, Lark Creek, Newport Beach
    • Executive Chef of Events, Orange County

     
     

  • Guest Chef – Former Navy Seal, Foster Harmon
    • FosterHFormer Navy Seal
    • Private Military Contractor
    • Master Mason
    • Chef Extraordinaire