Suzanne Tracht

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Suzanne Tracht is a driving force in the Los Angeles culinary scene as the chef/owner of Jar, a modern chophouse revered for its timeless setting, and exceptional steaks, braises, and seasonal sides — including Suzanne's sumptuous pot roast.

Expertise: braising and grilling.

Experience: Suzanne Tracht is highly respected among her peers for the purity of her cooking, especially her signature braises. She was named a Best New Chef by Food & Wine in 2002 for her achievement at Jar, which continues to garner widespread praise in the years since its opening. Dubbed the "Queen of Meat" by locals and critics alike, Suzanne is at the forefront of female chefs and restaurateurs in a classically male-dominated industry. She was an honoree at the 2009 Women in Food James Beard Foundation Awards gala in New York. Her food has been twice showcased on the Food Network's Best Thing I Ever Ate, and she was featured on Bravo's first season of Top Chef Masters.

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