Bruce Kalman at Union

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

Chef Bruce Kalman reviews  at
"Such a wonderful day off with my family! Fun times in Venice, great seeing @cassypugh @greatwhitevenice for a fantastic meal, followed by a stroll and a little shopping down Abbott Kinney. These days are far and few between so I cherish the moments (not to sound too cliche)"
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From My Menu

Porchetta  at Union
Italian, Spanish/Portuguese, Modern, American
Bruce Kalman
1 Recommendation