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Chase Valencia
New Maker!
Los Angeles, CA


Chase Valencia has been in the restaurant industry for over a decade. He has worked every position in front of the house, starting as a busser and making his way into management. His experience began at a neighborhood eatery called Owen's Bistro, where he first learned the value of food & hospitality. He then furthered his career by working at Wolfgang Puck Catering, where he was a Catering Sales & Operations Manager, Food & Beverage Controller, and Restaurant Manager for WPC accounts at LA Live, Sony Pictures Studios and Beats by Dre Headquarters. He worked for Silver Lake neighborhood favorites, Sqirl and Forage, while simultaneously developing the LASA concept until 2015.

In addition to being in the restaurant industry, Chase co-founded a cultural and community organization called Kabalikat Society (now called LAKAS) and organized a Philippine Independence Day Festival in Chino Hills, which drew 3,000 attendees.