About Executive Chef & Owner Brandon
For the past 10 years, Brandon Boudet has been the Executive Chef & Owner at Dominick's in beautiful Los Angeles. The restaurant holds up to 150 guests and specializes in Italian cuisine. With over 20 years of experience, Brandon wows us with a signature dish "Arancini".
Press & Awards
Winne on Season 1 of Knife Fight Winner on Food Network's Chopped LA Times Chef of the Moment
Brandon 's Bio
Co-Owner/Chef Brandon Boudet was born and raised in New Orleans, influenced by Louisiana and Italian cooking. Boudet began experimenting in the kitchen as early as eight years old, and before graduating high school, Boudet landed a job at a local Italian restaurant in the French Quarter, where he realized that cooking could actually be a career option. After a brief time at the University of New Orleans, he enrolled at San Francisco’s prestigious California Culinary Academy. After graduating, he returned to his hometown for an internship with culinary icon Paul Prudhomme at the renowned K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen. Boudet moved on to work in the kitchen of another celebrated New Orleans chef, Emeril Lagassse, at NOLA. He then went on to collaborate with famed restaurateur Peter Morton, designing the menu for Mortoni’s at Morton’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Boudet moved to Los Angeles and signed on at the Sunset Strip’s Bar Marmont, followed by consulting jobs for Sean McPherson’s other hip venues, including Swingers, El Carmen and Jones. During this period Boudet met Warner Ebbink, his future business partner. In 1997, Boudet was named Executive Chef at the historic Argyle Hotel, and after several years there, Boudet was anxious to try a new city and accepted a position at McPherson’s new project in New York called The Park. Upon his return to Los Angeles, Boudet opened Hollywood’s 101 Coffee Shop in 2001 with partner Ebbink. In 2004, Boudet and Ebbink, both proud of their Italian heritage, purchased the historic Dominick’s in West Hollywood, originally established in 1948. They went on to establish Little Dom’s in Los Feliz.