Manresa's chef de cuisine, Jessica Largey, has had a stellar couple of years: in addition to being named an Eater Young Gun, she's earned Chronicle and StarChefs Rising Star Chef awards, Zagat 30 Under 30 honors, and most recently, a James Beard Award nomination for Rising Star Chef of the Year. San Pellegrino is doing a video series profiling each of the JBFA Rising Star Chef nominees; Largey's is above, showing her touring and tasting at Love Apple Farms and working with mentor David Kinch (himself a JBFA Outstanding Chef nominee) in the kitchen. At only 28, she definitely has a bright future ahead, but she credits Manresa with helping her find her voice. "This is the place that changed my whole life."
Watch Jessica Largey Talk Life and Cooking at Manresa
by Allie Pape