Josh Drew

Los Angeles

Local, Peruvian, Seafood


Specialities

Local, Peruvian, Seafood

About Josh Drew

Josh Drew is a James Beard Award “Rising Star Chef” nominee, has worked at the world-famous French Laundry, and is the head chef at Peruvian cantina, Picca, in Los Angeles. His inventive cuisine has garnered rave reviews from local and national press and earned him a spot on Zagat’s list of “30 under 30” food service professionals. Picca serves up modern Peruvian cuisine with a Japanese flair. Before cooking in the Picca kitchen, Chef Josh was executive chef at Los Angeles restaurant FarmShop, where he developed a menu that highlighted the bounty of fresh, local ingredients Southern California has to offer. Chef Josh has previously been the chef in residence at LA’s Fifty Seven, a sous chef at Bouchon working under Chef Jeffrey Cerciello, and a sous chef at acclaimed San Francisco restaurant Quince.

Chef Josh’s culinary education began when he was a child, learning from his mother and grandmother about the history of Jewish culture and cuisine. He attended culinary school at Johnson & Wales and began working under the tutelage of Chef Thomas Keller shortly after graduating.


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Josh Drew's Video Tutorials

Cured Egg Yolk Bottarga with Peruvian "Green Salt"

Josh Drew
Advanced

Add this to your salad or pasta dish for an elevated umami and savory flavor.

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How to Butcher and Portion a Flat Fish Fluke

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Advanced

Learn a simple method for butchering fluke and other flat fish.

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A Basic Overview of Cooking With Leaves

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Intermediate

Cooking with leaves is an ancient technique that protects delicate food from direct heat, locks in moisture, and imparts additional flavor.

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Grilled Scallops Wrapped In Hoja Santa With Chili Mayo

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Easy

Grilling these scallops in leaves protects them from high heat, and keeps them moist and flavorful.

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Corn Husk Grilled Fluke with Ponzu Sauce

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Easy

This tender white fish, cradled by a corn husk, is simultaneously steamed and smoked to create a perfect balance of texture and flavor.

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Pollo A La Brasa Peruvian Grilled Chicken

Josh Drew
Easy

Learn to prepare this traditional Peruvian chicken dish, adapted for home cooking.

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How to Prepare and Sear Scallops

Josh Drew
Easy

Seared scallops are crispy on the outside, silky and tender on the inside, and easy to prepare.

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