Previous Class - DavID Anderson - Madeleine Bistro & Maddy's Cafe

David Anderson

March 30, 2013, 10:30am-1:30pm

Madeleine Bistro Executive Chef


The Tao of Asian cooking

shiitake mushroom skewers with mochi waffles

grilled Asian pear salad with miso-cured tofu,toasted

almonds and a soy-ginger vinaigrette

cashew seitan with an udon noodle cake and broccoli in garlic sauce

tropical fruit salad with tangerine granite

Chef David was born in New York and grew up in the Boston area. He holds a B.A. in Music Composition from Boston’s prestigious Berklee School of Music and an A.S. in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University, where he received the Faculty Scholarship Award and graduated at the top of his class with a 4.0 GPA. Chef David's diverse culinary background includes a wide variety of restaurant experience in the northeast and Wisconsin. Since settling in Los Angeles, he has worked at the prestigious Belvedere at the Peninsula Beverly Hills as well as holding chef positions at the Inn of the Seventh Ray and Real Food Daily.

With the opening of Madeleine Bistro in 2005, Chef David was finally able to realize his unique culinary vision. Madeleine Bistro quickly became known as the top vegetarian restaurant in Los Angeles and one of the finest in the world.

Chef David has been written about in magazines such as VegNews, Variety, Whole Life Times, Yoga Journal and Vegetarian Times as well as newspapers such as the Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Daily News. In 2007, he was honored as the first vegetarian chef invited to cook at the prestigious Epcot Food & Wine Festival at Disney World. He also was named “Chef of the Year” by VegNews Magazine. The accompanying article states “(Chef David) is, quite simply, reinventing vegan cuisine. The classically trained Anderson is nothing short of a culinary genius.” In 2008, Chef David was involved in Oprah Winfrey’s highly publicized 21-day vegan cleanse, providing recipes and shipping meals.