What first started as an off the cuff partnership between a hungry & talented chef (Ryan Johnston)
in need of a kitchen and a desperate culinary school drop out in need of a chef (Arturo Kassel) has
blossomed over the last 4 years into Whisknladle Hospitality.
Together with our committed and passionate managing partners (Gabe & David) and our patient angel investors (????), we've continued to grow from one small and ambitious little restaurant to a small little restaurant group with even bigger ambitions.
Since opening Whisknladle's doors in 2008, our company's mission has been to bring good food, good wine & great people together.
Culinarily speaking, we take a back to the future approach to cooking by working with seasonal & farm to table products and taking the time to make most of our food from scratch; the way it used to be, they way it ought to be.
We're proud to say that our efforts at Whisknladle are paying off with a great local following and some pretty cool "props" from Conde Nast, Gourmet Magazine (While it was still around), Food & Wine and a bunch of local publications.
Our second venture, Prepkitchen or PK as we like to call it, was inspired by our desire to eat Whisknladle quality food on a regular basis while sticking to our restaurant employee budgets. Sad, but true. Restaurants are a labor of love more than anything else.
Since first opening its doors, PK has grown into a quintessential neighborhood spot serving great seasonal comfort food in super relaxed environment and relatively speaking, it's easy on the wallet.
With the success of PK La Jolla, we opened up Prepkitchen Del Mar (PK Del Mar) in 2010 and are currently working on our next venture.
The amazing Julia Child once said, "You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces, just good food from fresh ingredients."
In that spirit we will continue trying to further the cause of Great Good Food & Great People.
We are delighted you took the time to learn a little bit about us and look forward to serving you quality driven, seasonally minded and inspired food.