Kelli Colaco

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Ironically, I was one of those kids who strangely collected the early food magazines and glossy large gourmet food books with lush sprawling images of al fresco feasts in Provence and Spain. etc. As a longtime struggling actor and writer in NYC, I worked in more restaurants and waited on more tables than I can remember. After reading Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential way back when, I began to see clearly how food, restaurants and bars are at the center of all things vibrant, delicious and human about being a live; full of endless stories and flavors. So, in 1997 when I was offered the opportunity to work as Head Copy Writer for The Chefs Warehouse, NYC (then Dairyland), I literally jumped at the chance. My work with CW from NYC, to London/Europe to San Francisco/Bay Area has provided me with some of the most savored 'ingredients' of my life. Grateful to be a part of the complex recipe after all these years.

She Said, She Said

Coro, the Italian word for chorus, is a metaphor for not only the chorus of non-traditional flavors in Coro meats but also the chorus...

The Rise and Shine of Jojo Ruiz

Acclaimed James Beard Award-winning, Executive Chef Jojo Ruiz (Lionfish Modern Coastal Cuisine at The Pendry, and Seréa Coastal Cuisine at the Hotel del Coronado, San Diego, CA) is ‘notorious’ in SoCal as being the King of Sustainable Seafood.

In the Moment at Single Thread

Five years after its opening, Single Thread, the Three Michelin Star and One Green Michelin Star accolade-a-plenty culinary unicorn of husband and wife team Chef Kyle and Farmer Katina Connaughton, is still on the tips of everybody’s lips.

Cocktail Stories

with Master Mixologist Tobin Shea, (Redbird/Vibiana, Downtown LA) and WA Import’s Japanese Fruit Juices

Silver Linings and Dough Starters

Having started at The Mirage in Las Vegas before many kids get a driver's license, Chef/Owner James Trees, a 2020 James Beard Award nominee...

Come Together, Postino of Montrose

Montrose is an offbeat neighborhood of Houston, TX, known for its gay bars, vintage stores, hip indie art galleries, and eclectic mix of eateries....

Staying Essential

Highlighting SoCal CW’s growing list of impressive chef/pastry chef customers now receiving local produce directly from CW, we zone in on local LA gem,...

The Ladies of Tartine

To get a fresh perspective on the ever-rising franchise, CW Mag had the pleasure of speaking with two of Tartine’s "young and talented," Lead Pastry Chef Kristina Costa (Tartine Bakery), and Sous Pastry Chef Kristen Sinclair (Tartine Manufactory).

California Academy of Science: The Science of Delicious

The wheels are in motion here and we’re ready to go!” stated Dante Cecchini, California Academy of Science’s new Executive Chef. The reputable young...

Comadre Panadería, Passion on the Rise

Comadre Panaderia, San Antonio baking gem’s Mariela Camacho and her Latinx Diaspora community.