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#JustCurious with Chef Lala Harrison


CHEF LA LA HARRISON grew up in both Richmond and Berkeley and moved to Oakland in her early 20s. She was first inspired to cook spending time around her BFF's mother Patricia Curtan who was a sous chef at Chez Panisse and illustrator of Chez Panisse menus and cookbooks. Later, she attended Laney's culinary program and also worked during school at restaurants like Angela’s Bistro and Brown Sugar Kitchen. In 2012, she worked at the former Flora Restaurant and Bar and worked her way up to sous chef. After six years at Flora, CHEF LA LA ran the social enterprise culinary program at Youth Uprising before being inspired to start her own business that will provide jobs for youth in Oakland. CHEF LA LA is currently working as the Executive Chef at Palmetto Restaurant and runs her own business as Executive Chef and Owner of