Culinary Alum Featured at San Diego Film Fest

By: Lauren Loeffler Filed under: Culinary

August 1, 2017

Chef Phillip Esteban, a 2008 AS in Culinary Arts graduate of The Art Institute of California—San Diego, will be featured by the San Diego Film Festival during their Culinary Cinema event on Sunday, October 8, 2017. The event features a curated film selection paired with food provided by Esteban and three more of San Diego's most celebrated chefs. 

Through talent and dedication, Esteban has worked his way up to become a renowned chef in the culinary scene. During school, he worked in several kitchens while he earning his degree, and soon after graduating, he kickstarted his career by helping open The Guild Restaurant & Lounge. He then served as opening sous chef for Craft and Commerce in 2010, and later assisted with opening multiple Tender Greens locations throughout Southern California. From there, Esteban spent time in New York in Manhattan’s pressure cooker, working for revered  Michelin-starred David Chang’s Momofuku Ssäm Bar as well as many of NYC’s most acclaimed restaurants, including Persé, Sorrela, wd~50, and Marea. 

Eventually, Esteban returned to Southern California, putting to work his expanded knowledge and skills at Nine Ten La Jolla. In 2014, as the executive chef, he helped to launch The Cork and Craft—an all-in-one winery, brewery, and restaurant providing refined modern dining. 

Today, Esteban is a research and development chef for bar-and-restaurant organization Consortium Holdings, where he oversees menu development and supports the culinary innovation for the group’s existing and new restaurants.

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By: Lauren Loeffler Filed under: Culinary

August 1, 2017

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