Executive Chef Larry Keck started cooking professionally in his early teens and has been honing his craft ever since. His unique approach to contemporary California comfort cuisine incorporates all he learned working under Bay Area culinary icons Narsai David, Jeremiah Towers, Alice Waters, and Bradley Ogden; as well as his legendary mentor Jacques Pepin.
Over the past 20 years he has won 40 local Iron Chef Competitions and the Food Network’s “Guys Grocery Games” (Season 7). He recently placed #6 at the James Beard Foundation’s “Best Blended Burger” Competition and came in second in the World Abalone Championships. In addition to extensive consulting, Chef Larry has most recently served as Executive Chef at Berkeley’s beloved Spenger’s and the Peninsula’s popular upscale destination Piacere.