Your Host: Peggy Sweeney-McDonald
Guest: Chef Johnnie Handal
Chef Johnnie’s passion for gathering around the table with friends and
family led him into professional culinary training at A New School of
Cooking. For over 10 years, he applied this training to the kitchens of his
family’s two, successful restaurants which inspired him to pursue his own
business as a personal chef to the area’s prominent families.
View Chef Johnnie’s Website
Chef Johnnie is personally–and professionally– committed to a healthy lifestyle.
Though he loves to indulge in Southern mac n’ cheese and a rack of smokey ribs, he has mastered the ability to reinterpret his favorite foods and ethnic specialties as lighter, lower fat options that are shockingly full of flavor.
His emphasis on client services means he will tailor menus and dishes to his clients’ needs, including cooking for food allergies, low glycemic diets, low carbohydrate diets, and beyond.
He is the chef at the Malibu Recovery Center and co-authored their new cookbook, Dopamine for Dinner.