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Grand Truffle Dinner Chef
David Anderson, Chef
David Anderson, 32 is the Chef of Genoa Restaurant, one Portland’s most acclaimed and influential restaurants. David came to Portland from Ketchikan, Alaska in 2000 and worked his way up through some of this city's finest kitchens — including Café Azul, Southpark, Lauro and Vindalho.
From the beginning, he has been recognized as one of Portland’s best young chefs, with Willamette Week honoring his work as Chef de Cuisine at Lauro Kitchen by naming it "Restaurant of the Year" in 2004. Moving on to Vindalho in 2005 he was featured in Gourmet Magazine, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. His commitment to the culinary arts also garnered accolades from the Oregonian’s Diner Issue in 2007, where he was called out as one of Portland’s "Rising Stars".
In 2008, David was crowned as the champion of "Iron Chef Portland". David's second decade in Portland promises to be just as exciting. In December of 2009, he led the reinvention of one of Portland’s most significant culinary icons, opening not one, but two, critically praised restaurants - the elegant prix fixe classic, Genoa, as well as Accanto, its more relaxed next door sibling, an Italian cafe serving guests 7days a week from morning until night.
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