Charles Olalia Promoted to Exec Chef Position at Patina


Charles Olalia has been in control of the kitchen at Patina as chef de cuisine since Tony Esnault's departure last June. Now Joachim Splichal's fine-dining destination is officially promoting him to the top spot, naming the 29-year-old as Patina's new executive chef. Olalia traces his path back to training at Guy Savoy in Vegas and French Laundry in Yountville, and was a private chef with Larry Ellison's Oracle before coming to Patina in 2010. [Earlier]