This series benefits the Timothy Hall Foundation. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Laurence Jossel is a long-time San Francisco resident who moved here from Los Angeles to attend the California Culinary Academy. Jossel cooked for Roland Passot at La Folie for two years before moving to the Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton, where he worked as sous-chef to Gary Danko for four years. During that time he studied with Madeleine Kamman at the School for American Chefs at the Beringer Winery in St. Helena. With over 30 years in the food industry, 25 of them at the top of the San Francisco food scene, Jossel brings extensive experience, culinary expertise, and a remarkable reputation to the table.