Karen Hatfield

Karen Hatfield

Los Angeles

About Karen Hatfield

Karen Hatfield is the chef and co-owner of The Sycamore Kitchen and Odys and Penelope. Her pastry career began not far from home at the Los Angeles Culinary Institute, where she perfected her ability to take classic combinations and translate them in unexpected ways. Upon graduation, she honed her pastry skills under the guidance of SHERRY YARD at Spago, which is also were she met her husband. After a few years, the couple moved to New York and quickly immersed themselves in the New York restaurant scene.


  • Nominee for Outstanding Pastry Chef
    James Beard Foundation
  • 10 Best New Restaurants
    Bon Appétit
  • Three Stars
    Los Angeles Times
  • Best New Restaurant
    Angeleno magazine
  • America’s Best New Restaurants
    The Daily Beast

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