With access to the freshest ingredients in the world, it's no surprise that some of the biggest celebrity chefs in the world have staked a place in the culinary space here in California. And only ET is taking you inside the kitchens of their respective restaurants here on the West Coast.
Few chefs are as synonymous with California and great food than Guy Fieri. The Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
star is the proud owner of seven restaurants in Cali including Johnny Garlic
's in Santa Rosa.
"Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, this to me is the epicenter of great food and great wine," Guy says of the Northern California region. "You're surrounded by incredible agriculture, some of the greatest wines in the world, fantastic chefs [and] awesome restaurants."
No one delivers farm to table better than celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck. He's been cooking up "California cuisine" for years, a term he coined when he opened his now famous Spago Beverly Hills
"To me it was a regional cuisine where you can get all the ingredients you want here," Puck explains. "Little did I know when I came here to cook that you actually could get things just like in Italy or France."
Watch the video for a special look at dishes from former Top Chef
contestant Brian Malarkey and his Hollywood restaurant Herringbone
as well as Iron Chef
contestant David Myers and his celeb hot spot Hinoki and The Bird