Chef Chad Valencia of LASA - Biography

Los Angeles, CA

June 2017

Chad Valencia has spent over the last decade in professional kitchens. It wasn't until working at Corrina Weibel's Canele that he cut his teeth and learned how to truly cook seasonally. He then spent time cooking at Brett Emerson's seasonal Spanish neighborhood restaurant, Contigo, in San Francisco. Returning home to Los Angeles, Valencia started the LASA restaurant project while cooking at Jessica Koslow's Sqirl. Along with his brother Chase, their team has taken the project from a backyard dinner to a brick and mortar restaurant in Los Angeles, creating Filipino-inspired cuisine.