3 Reasons to Travel with Zach Pollack
This Los Angeles-based chef feels as much at home in the rolling farms of Sicily as he does in the kitchens of his award-winning Italian restaurants. Zach’s penchant for sublime plates and pastas has earned him a spot on Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list, Los Angeles Magazine’s “Top 10 Best New Restaurants” and a nomination for the James Beard Foundation's "Rising Star Chef of the Year". He spent months driving the winding roads of Sicily, falling in love with its rugged beauty and multicultural cuisine. He can’t wait to introduce you to his Italy.
Following His Passion
While studying in Florence earning an architecture degree, Zach ditched the domes and cathedrals for the markets and trattorias. It was then his taste buds told him he was going to become an Italian chef—a damn good one.
Italy, Amore Mio
Zach has eaten his way through each of Italy’s 20 regions: porceddu in rural Sardinia to artisanal salami in the medieval towns of Umbria, and everything in between. And it’s no surprise, Italy has captured his heart and soul.
West Coast Chill
LA born and raised, Zach’s laid-back California vibe and positive attitude make him cool as a cucumber when cooking in the kitchen (and while herding his two young daughters around the home).