Born and raised in Los Angeles Ara spent his younger years skateboarding and snowboarding but had his heart in the kitchen. He attended culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu and built a career as an Executive Chef specializing in recipe development and food styling. He has worked with Jaime Oliver Food Revolution, Food Network, ABC, CBS, NBC, Breville, Gelson’s and a range of others. He has had multiple TV appearances and his first cookbook Lavash was released October 29th 2019 with coauthors Kate Leahy and John Lee. He is a field Staff writer for Harvestingnature.com. He trains in parkour, is a triathlete and an avid bowhunter.
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