Funke-Evan

Evan Funke

Biography

Chef Evan Funke found his true culinary path in Bologna, Italy, after working for six years with Wolfgang Puck at the iconic Spago in Beverly Hills, California. During an apprenticeship under master pasta maker Alessandra Spisni of LaVecchia Scuola Bolognese, Funke discovered the time honored techniques of pasta fatta a mano, a centuries old tradition of handmade pasta.

Upon his return to the U.S., Funke took on the role as Executive Chef of Rustic Canyon in Santa Monica, where he solidified his “return to terroir” approach to cooking by cultivating enduring relationships with... READ MORE

Chef Evan Funke found his true culinary path in Bologna, Italy, after working for six years with Wolfgang Puck at the iconic Spago in Beverly Hills, California. During an apprenticeship under master pasta maker Alessandra Spisni of LaVecchia Scuola Bolognese, Funke discovered the time honored techniques of pasta fatta a mano, a centuries old tradition of handmade pasta.

Upon his return to the U.S., Funke took on the role as Executive Chef of Rustic Canyon in Santa Monica, where he solidified his “return to terroir” approach to cooking by cultivating enduring relationships with California’s best farmers and ranchers. In 2013, Funke’s Bucato, opened to immediate critical acclaim as one of the city’s top restaurants and set a new standard for handmade pasta in Los Angeles.

At FELIX, Funke joins Toronto based restaurant group, GUSTO54, in their first international venture. Situated on famed Abbot Kinney Boulevard, FELIX embodies true seasonality, expert craftsmanship and genuine hospitality.

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