Restaurant Consultant

An accomplished chef for over 40+ years, Alan works as a restaurant consultant as well. His clients include Aviva Restaurant, Authentaco,  Pensiero Ristorante, Cinetopia, Cobb Theatres’ CinéBistro,  Live Nation Regular Guy Golf Tournament, Purpur Zurich, Izakaya Hiwatta Japan and The Shelbourne Hotel Dublin.

AVIVA Restaurant

Pensiero Ristorante



  • Award winning Chef for 40+ years working in Chicago, Los Angeles, S. Florida, Phoenix, Maui, Paris, Vegas, Vancouver, Provence, Toronto, Mumbai, Japan, Dublin and Zurich
  • 3 Star food rating from the California Restaurant Writers Association- Sunset Marquis
  • Mobil 4 Diamond award- Sunset Marquis
  • Author of over 40 feature articles and has written 2 manuscripts- “The Garlic Manifesto” a 10,000 year look back on the history of garlic from Neolithic caves thru the pyramids to the present, and Home Cookin’-the stories behind the food, a series of personal profiles on great home cooks and their recipes.
  • First American chef at the French Consulate, Los Angeles 
  • Participated and hosted numerous “Great Chefs of LA” events. 
  • As Executive Chef and Director of Food and Beverage at the Sunset Marquis Hotel in Los Angeles, and also while working as the personal Chef to Live Nation in Phoenix, Lake has cooked for the likes of an impressive “A” list of Music and Hollywood celebrities including: Bono, George Harrison, Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, and a Saudi Prince.