The respected, ambitious Chef Adam Sobel is the chef and partner of Osteria Cal Mare, which has locations in both Los Angeles, California and Springfield, Massachusetts. Inspired by his own Italian heritage, both Osteria Cal Mare locations embody the Italian kitchen principles that pizza is love and pasta is life. The gorgeous restaurants evoke the vibrant seaside elegance of Italy’s Amalfi Coast with a nod to the contemporary Southern California cuisine. Needless to say, Chef Adam has a strong vision that resonates with foodies and lovers of all things Italian.
But who is this rising star? Chef Adam is largely considered Chef Michael Mina’s right hand. The two share a culinary vision and have always enjoyed a special relationship. Chef Adam lives and breathes the concepts of MINA, implementing them wherever he goes. He started working with Chef Mina in 2011 and rose quickly through the ranks. But there’s more to Chef Adam’s story.
Chef Adam earned acclaim and success in Las Vegas after graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. His first job out of school was opening Bradley Ogden. After that, he became the Chef de Cuisine at Guy Savoy. Chef Adam started working with Chef Mina in 2011 and moved to Washington, DC to become the executive chef at Bourbon Steak DC. Around this time, Chef Adam started getting noticed. His innate talents and innovative style landed this modern American steakhouse a three-star review in The Washington Postas well as consecutive high rankings in Washingtonian Magazine’sannual ‘100 Best Restaurants’ issue in 2012 and 2013. But the world still hadn’t seen everything Chef Adam could do.
In 2013, Chef Adam made his way to the West Coast to become the executive chef at another restaurant run by Chef Mina: the celebrated French, wine-forward restaurant RN74 San Francisco. Shortly after his West Coast debut, Chef Adam was crowned the “King of Porc” at the prestigious Grand Cochon, in Aspen. In February 2014, Chef Adam was invited to serve as a guest judge on Food Network’s “Chopped,” and in May 2014, RN74 received a rare 3.5-star review by world-renowned food critic Michael Bauer in the San Francisco Chronicle. Nothing can stop this rising star from attaining success. See his list of awards below and stay tuned for more.
- San Francisco Chef of the Year 2016
- Eater Hottest Restaurants in LA “Cal Mare #1″
- 2013 Grand Cochon Winner “King of Porc”
- Guest Judge on TVFN “Chopped”
- 3 Star review Washington Post, 2012
- Best Fine Dining Restaurant RAMW “Rammy” 2012
- Nominated Rising Star Chef 2012 RAMW
- Chef Chair for 2012 St Jude Gala
- Chef Chair for American Treasure and Made in America 2012
- 3 Star Review Washingtonian, 2011
- “Restaurant of the Year” DC Modern Luxury
- Mobil 4 Star Award, 2 consecutive years
- Top 40 Chef’s under 40
- Michelin Two Star recipient, Guy Savoy, Las Vegas Red Guide, 2006,2007
- Vegas Magazine “Chef to Watch, Up & Coming Rising Star”, 2007
- Vegas Magazine “Molecular Gastronomy”, featured article
- Culinary Trends Magazine, featured article
- Voted Best Burger in America by Forbes Magazine 2012
- 5 James Beard House featured chef, five different times