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Suzanne Tracht

Tastemaker

A self-taught chef, Suzanne began an apprenticeship under Siegbert Wendler at the four-star Arizona Biltmore at age 19 before migrating to the illustrious kitchen at Hotel Bel-Air. She would go on to become chef de cuisine at LA’s famed Campanile, where Republique now stands, and executive chef at Jozu. Under Suzanne’s adroit command, Jozu ranked number two in LA Magazine’s “Best New Restaurants.” Suzanne has been inducted into the Fine Dining Hall of Fame and honored at the Women in Food James Beard Awards. Some would say she is the Queen of Meat in Los Angeles—though she’s quick to add that she loves her veggies too.