A Massachusetts native, Mike Lata cooked at The Black Dog Tavern on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, then moved to New Orleans to work for the Brennan family. He went on to cook in Atlanta at the now-closed Ciboulette, then moved to Charleston, South Carolina, in 1998, where he worked at Anson. Lata opened Fig in 2001, then The Ordinary in January 2013, both in Charleston.
The Ordinary, 544 King St., Charleston, SC; 843-414-7060 or eattheordinary.com
Mike Lata wants you to get dirty. At The Ordinary, Lata’s second restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina, and one of the city’s buzziest openings of the year, Lata... Read More »
Strawberry Fields Forever
Chris Hanmer worked at the Bellagio and the Ritz-Carlton, and is the founder of The School of Pastry Design, all in Las Vegas. He recently relocated to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where he opened CH Pâtisserie in May 2013.
CH Pâtisserie, 309 S. Phillips Ave., Sioux Falls, SD; 605-275-0090 or chpastries.com
Chris Hanmer is best known for being the youngest-ever contestant to win the World Pastry Team Championship, as well as Season 2 of Top Chef Just Desserts. So it comes as no... Read More »