AKASHA RESTAURANT, BAR, CAFE / 9543 CULVER BOULEVARD / CULVER CITY CA 90232 / 310.845.1700 FAX: 310.204.1771
Chef Akasha - Akasha Restaurant's Head Chef
Akasha is a self-trained chef and artisan-style baker who has been catering events in Los Angeles and other parts of the country for over twenty years. She began her professional career at the Golden Temple, a now defunct but once popular vegetarian restaurant in Los Angeles. It was in this kitchen that Akasha discovered her passion for making delicious dishes with good-for-you ingredients. After the Golden Temple she became Michael Jackson’s personal and concert tour chef. AKASHA is her first restaurant venture, the result of a vision she has had for many years.
Her cookbook HOLLYWOOD DISH includes tales of Hollywood’s 100-year passion for organic foods and healthy lifestyles and stories of her favorite cooking experiences: making holiday dinners for Billy Bob Thornton, catering parties for Pierce Brosnan, producing events at the Sundance Film Festival, and working as a private chef for Barbra Streisand.
She lends her time and expertise to groups such as Share Our Strength, Environmental Media Association, Common Threads and Pediatric Aids. She has appeared on The Food Network (The Best Thing I Ever Ate), Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, Planet Green, and nationwide news programs.