Mohammad Islam of Chateau Marmont
8221 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Mohammad Islam became interested in the culinary world through a passion for cheese and wine. Islam is a late-in-life career changer, leaving computer engineering for fine-dining after a long soul-searching fishing trip in Montana.
Islam has developed his career in the kitchens of numerous restaurants, which includes positions in award-winning restaurants such as The Dining Room at The Ritz Carlton in Chicago, where he worked closely with Sarah Stegner, a James Beard Best Chef award winner.
Islam was also the executive sous chef at the famed Mercer Kitchen in New York City, working extensively as part of the senior team with world-renowned four-star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Islam also held a brief stint at Jean-Georges’ flagship restaurant, Jean Georges.
Aside from his mastery of the kitchen, Islam enjoys hiking, mountain climbing and skiing. He currently resides in West Hollywood with his wife and newborn son.