Chef Oren Story

Chef Oren’s eclectic path to the culinary arts tells the story of how pursuing your passion can lead to destinations greater than you could have imagined.

As a young man, having just completed military service in Israel, Chef Oren immigrated to America with only five hundred dollars and a surfboard.
He took a job as a caretaker for a famous playwright to pay the bills while he explored his first passion – surfing the West Coast. Chef Oren's employer quickly recognized that his young caretaker had an unusual talent for cooking, and sponsored his education at Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena to refine his craft.

Shortly after he graduated, Chef Oren landed an internship at Beau Rivage in Malibu, a local landmark known for its fine dining, picturesque setting, and celebrity clientele. In one short year, he became head chef. A regular at the restaurant, who also owned LA’s most recognized school for acting development, approached Chef Oren with an offer to become his private chef.
That was just the beginning of Chef Oren’s career working among Malibu’s best known and most prestigious residents. For the last two decades, he’s graced both family meals and parties alike with his signature culinary style, becoming a staple in the area’s social gatherings.

Chef Oren’s success stems from his uncompromising dedication to both healthy, balanced nutrition and delicious flavour. Whether he’s serving patrons in a restaurant, preparing a private banquet, or cooking dinner for friends, he creates every dish with skill and heart. His next dream is to put the proper tools into the hands of every aspiring cook so that they can do the same.