April 1, 2023

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1 Pico Chef hopes to make the holidays memorable with simple, fresh food


The Executive Chef at the 1 Pico restaurant is on a mission to help others create positive holiday memories through food.

Editor’s Note: With family gatherings upon us and visitors aplenty in town, the Daily Press is highlighting several local restaurants and talking to chefs about their approach to the holiday season.

Growing up in a large family with a culinary-inclined mother, food was at the center of every holiday celebration Chef Sean Michael Runyon remembers as a child.

He recalls his Korean mom putting together spreads of turkey, steak, mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes for the whole family, always complete with a signature Korean staple.

“It would be this whole classic Americana affair with a big old bowl of kimchi in the middle of the table,” he said.