Following the recent success of Avocado Cafe in Newport Beach, J Ventures Restaurant Group is proud to announce the opening of Avocado Cafe in downtown Huntington Beach, California. It seemed only fitting that co-founders, and brothers, Jon and Chuy Vidales expand their brand back to their beloved hometown, where they were born and raised and currently reside.
Avocado Cafe would like to welcome Chef Matt Perez to the team!! Avocado Cafe brought on Southern California native Matt Perez!! He has enjoyed a tenure that has taken him to some of the most sought after destinations in California and Hawaii. He grew up along the beach in Carlsbad, just north of San Diego.
Perez has and continues to receive training at the highly regarded Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in Napa Valley and over the years, has perfected his culinary skills working for some of California and Hawaii's best known restaurants. In Hawaii, Matt had the privilege of serving under Hawaii Regional Cuisine Founder, Peter Merriman, while at Hula Grill Kaanapali. He expanded his knowledge of Hawaiian influenced cuisine while at Hula Grill Waikiki and Duke’s Waikiki.
Here in Southern California, Matt applied his talents at other T S Restaurants including Jake’s Del Mar in San Diego, the Cliffhouse in La Quinta and at Duke’s Huntington Beach. Matt’s experience in Hawaii has led him to a greater understanding of how to balance influences from both sides of the Pacific in order to artfully combine Californ
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