Epicurean Umbrella is a hospitality group and consortium of classically trained chefs, who have executed the R&D, menu development and concept delivery for several multi-star properties.
Chef members of the Epicurean Umbrella consortium have worked in New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. They are alumnus of Park Avenue Café, One Market, Picasso at Bellagio, Botero at Encore, Tableau at Wynn, Masa’s, The Peninsula, Koi, The Water Grill, The Ritz Carlton and The Viceroy.
Rodgers and Gordon, the founders and duo behind Epicurean Umbrella, have created Community -- a chef-driven neighborhood restaurant located in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Los Feliz. Community offers fresh and uncomplicated New American fare, filtered through classic technique and fine dining standards. The dining room embodies a charming Brooklyn-esque atmosphere, with about 25 communal seats. Community exceeds guests’ expectations in dining service, while maintaining a “come in jeans” personality.
Chef Al Gordon comes from the San Francisco and Las Vegas food scenes. An alum of One Market -- trained under Bradley Ogden, Picasso at Bellagio -- trained under Julian Serrano, and Nob Hill at MGM Grand -- trained under Michael Mina. Opening Chef of Ford’s Filling Station and Opening Sous Chef of Koi.
Jennyfer Rodgers comes from the marketing and public relations scenes of fashion and technology. Culinary projects to include event menu consultation, food styling, production, execution and promotion. Her client roster includes Casa del Mar, Shutters on the Beach, Chateau Marmont, Vogue and Tod’s.
Collectively the Epicurean Umbrella consortium has opened and maintains numerous multi-star properties.