Josef Centeno


LA’s Best New Sandwich Isn’t Even A Sandwich

Josef Centeno's BäcoShop is turning out naan-like flatbreads stuffed with farm-fresh meats and vegetables.


This LA Chef Is Serving a Japanese-Italian Breakfast for Dinner

“As far as Japanese being very simple and delicate, and Italian being very simple but very rustic and robust in flavor, I feel they intermingle very well," says Orsa & Winston's chef Josef Centeno.


The Only Gooey Queso Recipe You Need

Queso ain't hard. The basic recipe goes like this: Melt some cheese, eat it. But Bäco Mercat's Josef Centeno spices it up in all the right places without getting too fancy.


Chef's Night Out: Josef Centeno

Between the great wine, crazy Grateful Dead stories, and ridiculously nice crudités, Josef Centeno knows how to do a night out like a boss in the City of Angels.


How I Made Fine Dining Accessible in LA

All of my training is in fine dining, having worked at places like Daniel in New York and Manresa. But when I moved to Los Angeles during the dotcom crash, my cooking was immediately influenced by its multicultural food community.