Chef Neal Fraser
The Greek Theatre, managed by SMG, announced today a culinary venture with Chef Neal Fraser, owner of Redbird | Vibiana. Chef Fraser will lend his touch to the food and catering services throughout the venue, beginning this season.
Fraser’s refined, yet approachable culinary style will be echoed throughout the Greek Theatre’s box suite menus, express dining options, and special events catering. Menu highlights include: a The Greek Theatre Platter with Ahi tuna rolls, edamame, cucumber salad and Shishito peppers for two, braised short ribs and a world class avocado salad just to name a few. The Greek’s Executive Chef Mark Baar will be integral in menu execution throughout.
“Having Chef Neal as a consultant makes perfect sense for the Greek Theatre,” said Charles Brettner, Greek Theatre Director of Food and Beverage, SMG. “Our history as a bucket list venue for artists and the ability to treat hundreds of thousands of guests each summer to world quality entertainment is a perfect platform to showcase Neal’s impressive culinary skills. His talents emphasize great quality dining while remaining accessible to all with its simplicity and recognizable flavor.”
“I am thrilled to be consulting for the Greek,” said Fraser. “As a native Angeleno, it is exciting to be part of this historic Los Angeles music venue.”
About Chef Neal Fraser
Chef Neal Fraser, owner of multiple restaurant concepts in Los Angeles, started his career in the kitchen at age 20. Fraser touts an impressive resume that includes a degree from the Culinary Institute of America and an honor roll of kitchen credits such as Wolfgang Puck’s Eureka and Spago, Checkers Hotel under Thomas Keller, Joachim Splichal’s Pinot Bistro, Hans Rockenwagner’s Rox, and the highly revered Boxer.
Currently, he and his business partner/wife Amy Knoll Fraser own and operate critically acclaimed Redbird; high-volume special events and performing arts venue Vibiana; and fast-casual Fritzi Coop in the Farmer’s Market at the Grove. Prior to the success of Redbird and Vibiana, Fraser and Knoll Fraser opened two of Los Angeles’ most loved restaurants – critical darling Grace, and ever-beloved, breakfast, lunch and dinner bistro, BLD. A second location for BLD currently operates inside the Los Angeles International Airport. Outside of the restaurants, Fraser has logged some hours on the small screen, most notably on Bravo TV's 'Top Chef Masters,’ Fox’s ‘Hell’s Kitchen,’ and Food Network's 'Iron Chef America,' on which he won his battle against chef Cat Cora. He also won his battles on Esquire TV's 'Knife Fight,' and Food Network's 'Beat Bobby Flay.’
About Redbird | Vibiana
Chef Neal Fraser and Amy Knoll Fraser’s flagship restaurant Redbird features Modern American cuisine that is refined yet approachable and highlights the multi-cultural influences of Fraser’s native city – Los Angeles. Located in downtown Los Angeles, Redbird is carved into one of the city’s most historic architectural gems, inside the former rectory building of Vibiana – the cathedral-turned-event-venue also owned and operated by the Frasers. Redbird is singular, timeless and “blissfully grown-up.” The restaurant has received many accolades including a coveted spot on Los Angeles Times' Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurant List. For more information visit www.redbird.la and www.vibiana.com or follow on Instagram (@redbirdla)(@VibianaEvents) or Facebook (Redbird)(Vibiana).