We had the good fortune of connecting with Yossi Machluf and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Yossi, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking.
Honestly my entire business is based on risk taking i never been to any culinary school i taught myself how to cook and if that wasn’t enough from all the options u got in the culinary world i chose the hardest most complicated and stressing style of cooking – finger food specialty.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Every event has a story to tell and my job as a chef is not just to feed u its also to inspire you. It took many many events alot of hard work sleepless nights and alot of pressure to get to the point that u can see some results that reflect on your talents – easy? Nothing in the kitchen is ever easy but I loved every moment of it. And to be honest after every event I did I was seating and analyzing it with 1 purpose – to get better. The lessons I learned – customer not always right , always always work with the best professionals out there – cause when u are aiming for the sky u cant work with amateurs. If there is anyone that have a passion for something and feels along the way that he is about to break – its too hard / family not supporting etc – here my words – never give up !! its gonna be a tough road but that one time that u will get the results of your hard labor – totally worth it.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Well I am a latin music lover – a salsa dancer i would introduce them to Los Angeles salsa nightlife show them the underground salsa socials there is a nice spot – el floredita – a cuban resturant where all the big latin artists of our era have played danced or sing  and the best part about it is that u never gonna know who will perform there.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Anyone and every one that opened their door to me and trusted me with their event deserve that credit. I have worked with many talented people but there are 2 event producers that deserve a big thank you : Tal Orion and Hanna Benrosh – the road to an event usually starts with client meeting a producer that gives a vision for the event and both of these talented professionals opened doors for me to show my craft many times. Lastly, to my team who i am very grateful – Claudia/ Jeralda Jeffery and many others I couldn’t do what I do without their hard work

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