Inside The Long Beach International Film Festival
Meet the chefs featured in this year's Chefs & Shorts experience, a five course meal inspired by film
Written by Annie Caminiti
Chef: John Maffei, Allegria Hotel
Dish: Blue corn tostada, chipotle glazed octopus, sea urchin guacamole, charred green tomato salsa.
Film: From Milpa to Mesa
Directors: Daniel Klein & Mirra Fine
John Maffei, the executive chef at the Allegria Hotel, is an Italian chef with a passion for authentic Italian foods and integrates that preference into all of the menus he crafts. He has previously served as the executive sous chef at the Mondrian Soho and the Andaz.