Executive Chef Carlos Lool
Born in Guatemala and raised in Connecticut, Executive Chef Carlos Lool of Monsieur Marcel Gourmet Market and Restaurant, started working in the kitchen at a fine French Restaurant at the age of 15. It was around then that he realized he had a love for food and service. Lool quickly learned that his passion centered on high quality standards and creative cuisine.
Lool enrolled in Connecticut Culinary Institute and graduated at the top of his culinary class. He went on to honed his culinary skills under Chef Wayne Nish when having worked his way up in the kitchen, Lool moved to the West Coast to continue his culinary dreams. He soon started working with well known chefs and restaurants that gave him the experiences and advantage to quickly learn the Japanese techniques and also perfect the art of modern American Steak House. It wasn’t very long when he realized that he had a calling to come back to his roots into the French kitchen where he is currently the Executive Chef at Monsieur Marcel Gourmet Market and Restaurant.
With all the culinary experiences that Lool picked up over the years, he mentioned that one of his favorite summer dish is Red Snapper. "Personally I love Red Snapper. It's lean but it has a moist texture." Lool also has a diversity of seafood that he love including fresh hamachi which is served as a sashimi style on his current menu.
Any advice he's giving to shoppers at the Santa Monica Store? Chef Lool said, "Grilling fish is delicious. It may seem a bit intimidating but actually it's not, it's fun! You want to cook your seafood quickly to retain the natural juices.”
Monsieur Marcel Gourmet Market and Restaurant
447 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
1260 3rd Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 904014
Original Farmers Market
6333 W. 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90036