Leatherby's Café Rouge
SEGERSTROM CENTER FOR THE ARTS
615 TOWN CENTER DR. COSTA MESA, CA 92626
RESERVATIONS 714 429 7640
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Executive Chef, Leatherby's Café Rouge
Born in Tenessee and raised in an Asian-American Orange County home, Ross Pangilinan has always had an interest in cooking shows and tasting various styles of cuisine. His diverse experiences contributed to his eclectic cooking style.
After high school, Pangilinan enrolled at Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena. Excelling in various courses, Pangilinan went on to work at various Southern California restaurants and in France for the two Michelin-starred Les Trois Marche restaurant. At the age of 21, Patina Restaurant Group recognized Pangilinan's skills and offered him his first sous chef position at Pinot Provence in 2005. After two years, he later returned to France to work in the Michelin-starred Regis restaurant in France. Coming back to the team, Pangilinan returned to PRG as a sous chef at Patina in 2007.
A year after other various successes, including opening the Sinatra restaurant in Las Vegas, Pangilinan returned to Patina Restaurant Group in 2009 as Executive Chef at Leatherby's Café Rouge. His menu exemplifies his life story – contemporary Californian cuisine with international influences.