Ramon Taimanglo is Park Cafe's new executive chef | Provided

After seven years at the Peninsula Grill, chef Ramon Taimanglo is moving on to lead the kitchen at The Park Cafe, where he “will be unveiling his new menus soon, all of which have a heavy emphasis on seasonal produce, local seafood purveyors like Crosby’s and Tarvin, and thoughtful simplicity,” a press release said. The breakfast, lunch and dinner destination also announced the addition of Los Angeles transplant Samson Kohanski, who took over as the Rutledge Avenue restaurant’s new general manager in January.

“Working with [Park Cafe owner] Karalee and the rest of The Park Cafe team seemed like the perfect next step for me,” Taimanglo said in a press release. “I knew it was time for a personal change away from the fine dining space, and can’t wait to get into the The Park Cafe kitchen and see how far I can push the culinary envelope.”

Kohanski | Provided

The restaurant has some “big news that the team looks forward to sharing soon,” according to the release, and dinner will be more of a focus point under Taimanglo’s leadership. 

“The pandemic really challenged our team in new ways, including focusing on dinner for the first time,” Park Cafe owner Karalee Nielsen Fallert said in the release. “We have admired chef Ramon’s talent, creativity and passion from afar for a while now, and are thrilled to now have him and Samson onboard.”

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