Josie Le Balch


About Josie Le Balch

Josie Le Balch grew up in Southern California but her upbringing was very French, especially during mealtime. Her father, Gregoire Le Balch, was a celebrated chef from Brittany and started one of LA’s first cooking schools in the early ‘60s. He also had an eponymous restaurant, Chef Gregoire on Ventura in Sherman Oaks, which operated as a cozy french restaurant and part-time school. As legend has it, one day a line cook didn’t show up and she, then 14, filled in.

    • Restaurant of the Year (Josie Restaurant)
      Angeleno Magazine
    • Circle of Fame Four-Star Winners
      California Restaurant Associations

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    • Guest Chef
      James Beard Foundation
    • Guest Judge
      Hell's Kitchen

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