Charles Olalia Promoted to Exec Chef Position at Patina

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Charles Olalia has been in control of the kitchen at Patina as chef de cuisine since Tony Esnault’s departure last June. Now Joachim Splichal’s fine-dining destination is officially promoting him to the top spot, naming the 29-year-old as Patina’s new executive chef. Olalia traces his path back to training at Guy Savoy in Vegas and French Laundry in Yountville, and was a private chef with Larry Ellison’s Oracle before coming to Patina in 2010. [Earlier]