About Andrew Kirschner
Andrew Kirschner is a chef and owner of Tar & Roses and Santa Monica Yacht Club. As a native to Southern Californian, he began cooking at 15. In 1994, after graduating from the University of Colorado, the avid snowboarder moved to Aspen, Colo., securing cooking positions at two popular establishments: Ajax Tavern and Krabloonik. He later moved to San Francisco to attend the California Culinary Academy (CCA) while working at Arnold Wong's acclaimed restaurant, Eos. Wong became his mentor and influenced the young chef in his use of Asian ingredients and design of inventive, multicultural dishes.