Green Festival Speakers
Celebrated chef and personality Raphael Lunetta is one of the most well-known and respected chefs in Southern California. Last year his famed restaurant JiRaffe in Santa Monica celebrated its 15th anniversary, and he is also co-owner of Lemon Moon in West Los Angeles. Chef Raphael has worked in many famous kitchens in Paris and Los Angeles and has also been a guest judge on BRAVO-TV’s popular “Top Chef”. Chef Raphael was honored in 1997 as one of the “Ten Top New Chefs” by Food and Wine Magazine. In 2009 he received the coveted “Fine Dining Award” from Nation’s Restaurant News. Chef Raphael has earned the title “the surfing chef” as he frequents Southern California beaches riding the waves and continuing his commitment to the Southern California coastline. Chef Raphael is married to television news personality Gabriela Teissier de Lunetta and they have two sons, Etienne and Enzo. www.twitter.com/JiRaffeSM.