Bruce Kalman

Pasadena

American, Tapas, Farm to Table


Specialities

American/Tapas/Small Plates/Italian/Farm to Table

About Bruce Kalman

Bruce Kalman has perfected a marriage between Northern Italian and Californian cuisine that he showcases at his recent and highly celebrated restaurant, Union, in Old Town Pasadena. At Union, everything is locally sourced and craft made. Chef Bruce takes pride in butchering his own meat, hand-rolling his pastas, aging cuts for his charcuterie plates, and making his cheese in-house. Chef Bruce even has his own line of ‘vine to jar’ hand picked and packed pickles, called Bruce’s Prime Pickly Co, that he distributes to specialty markets and restaurants across the nation.

Chef Bruce’s previous Executive Chef stints include ‘The Churchill’ in West Hollywood, and ‘The Misfit’ in Santa Monica. Chef bruce received a James Beard nomination for ‘Rising Star Chef’ and was the season 15 winner of Food Network’s hit cooking show, “Chopped!”


Interview with Chef Bruce Kalman



Bruce Kalman 's Video Tutorials

How to Break Down a Pomegranate

Bruce Kalman
Easy

Pomegranate seeds add great crunch and a refreshingly flavor to a variety of recipes.

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How to Butcher a Duck

Bruce Kalman
Intermediate

With a little practice, this seemingly daunting task becomes very simple.

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Seared Duck Breast

Bruce Kalman
Easy

"I'm going to show you how to cook a really tender, juicy piece of duck."

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How to Make Squid Ink Pasta

Bruce Kalman
Intermediate

The intense color and unique flavor of this pasta adds an impressive, gourmet touch to any meal.

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Crème Fraîche

Bruce Kalman
Easy

Crème fraîche adds wonderful flavor to both savory and sweet dishes.

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How to Make Butter

Bruce Kalman
Easy

You never thought you'd be able to make butter at home, but it's actually really simple.

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How to Break Down a Butternut Squash

Bruce Kalman
Easy

The sweet, nutty taste of butternut squash works wonderfully in all sorts of fall and winter recipes.

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Butternut Squash Soup

Bruce Kalman
Easy

The sweet, nutty taste of butternut squash works wonderfully in all sorts of fall and winter recipes.

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