CHEF GOVIND ARMSTRONG

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**NOTE: Govind was detained & appears at around the 35 minute mark, following Sonia Hunt.

Raised on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica and Los Angeles, Chef Govind Armstrong is as unique a personality as he is a culinary talent. With his distinctive approach to cooking, long dreadlocks tied behind his back, and his easygoing style, he has quickly become one of the nation's brightest stars. As executive chef and owner of 8 oz. Burger Bar in both Los Angeles and South Beach, Chef Govind is strongly committed to market-driven California-style cuisine that focuses on fresh seasonal ingredients from the finest local producers and farmers.

Chef Govind is a first-hand participant in L.A.'s culinary history and the evolution of California cuisine for the past two decades. His career began at thirteen years of age. He spent three summer vacations working with legendary chef, Wolfgang Puck, in the trendsetting kitchen of "Spago" in its inaugural year. Chef Govind has also worked for L.A. culinary luminaries Mark Peel and Nancy Silverton at "Campanile;" Mary Sue Miliken and Susan Feniger at their seminal "City" restaurant; Joachim Splichal at "Patina" and "Pinot Hollywood."
Named in People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful" issue, he has also appeared in Bon Appetit, Gourmet, and O Magazine publications, and on television: The Oprah Winfrey Show, Iron Chef America, Top Chef, The Today Show, Great Domestic Showdown, Extra!, and appearances on the Style, Fine Living, and WE networks. His first cookbook is called, "Small Bites, Big Nights," published in 2007, and his "8 oz. Burger Bars are found in Miami's South Beach and on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles.

http://chefgovindarmstrong.com/

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