About Bruce Kalman

Bruce Kalman is the head chef at Union. Born and raised in northern New Jersey, he has spent almost his entire life working in kitchens, and was trained by some of the nation’s top chefs. His culinary career began at a local pizzeria owned by a family friend, where he fell in love with fresh ingredients and the beat of the kitchen.


  • Nominee for Rising Star Chef
    James Beard Foundation
  • Winner
    Food Network's Chopped
  • Winner
    Esquire Network’s Knife Fight
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in Los Angeles

My Restaurants

  • Union
    37 E. Union St.
    Pasadena, CA

Where I Eat

Behind the Scenes

From My Menu

Italian, Spanish/Portuguese, Modern, American
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