Margarita Kallas-Lee

Chef
Margarita Kallas-Lee

Los Angeles

About Margarita Kallas-Lee

Margarita Kallas-Lee hails from Latvia, where she grew up with her grandparents, who both loved cooking. From a very young age, she had a curious palate and would diligently watch those around her as they created unique flavors and dishes. After spending time cooking professionally at catering events around Los Angeles, she joined D'Cache in 2011 as its pastry chef. Chef Margarita reunited with her high school friend Phillip Frankland Lee, and the two were married in 2012. They decided to team up professionally at that point and started ventures together with Wolf Cuisine and then Scratch|Bar in both its Beverly Hills and now current Encino location. As a pastry chef, Kallas-Lee now designs and runs the dessert programs at Scratch|Bar & Kitchen, El Chavo and the upcoming Oh Man! Ramen.

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Behind the Scenes

beet chocolate | beet toffee |
"beet chocolate | beet toffee | beet mustard"
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roasted chestnut | Madeira |
"roasted chestnut | Madeira | cherries"
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bone marrow custard | pine
"bone marrow custard | pine needle meringue | pickled grapes | candied parsley"
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matcha tea chocolate | yuzu |
"matcha tea chocolate | yuzu | passionfruit"
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dark chocolate | cacao nibs |
"dark chocolate | cacao nibs | pecan brittle"
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