Rising Star Chef Mohammad Islam of Chateau Marmont - Biography

Los Angeles, CA


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, including positions at 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 ,em>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.