Chefs to Watch 2018: Chad Valencia, Lasa, Los Angeles

Amy Cavanaugh

When second-generation Filipino-Americans Chad Valencia and his brother Chase were growing up, the food of their parents’ homeland bound the family together.

“My grandmother lived with us and cooked for us nearly every night,” Chad recalls. “We’re from a region in the Philippines called Pampanga, which happens to be the culinary capital. There’s a...