Born and raised in San Diego, Brittany Cassidy joined a large family of home cooks at age 7, baking holiday pies and rolling tamales. After 16 years of dance training, teaching, and performing, it was a natural transition from performing arts to culinary arts. Following her graduation from Hollywood’s Le Cordon Bleu in 2008, Brittany worked her way through LA’s top kitchens, from Josie’s to Momed to the Hollywood Roosevelt and Ink, landing in 2013 at Santa Monica’s Rustic Canyon, where her longtime collaboration and friendship with Chef Jeremy Fox began. Brittany earned Zagat’s “30 Under 30” in 2015, traveled in 2017 with Chef Fox on his “On Vegetables” cookbook tour, and was eventually promoted to Chef de Cuisine. After leaving Los Angeles to travel, cook and eat, she landed an executive chef residency with Chef Gavin Kaysen at his French bistro Bellecour in Wayzata, MN. After her 5 month residence, she left Minnesota to open Chef Jeremy Fox’s Birdie G’s in Santa Monica as the chef de cuisine, honing her skills in leadership and Midwestern Jewish cuisine. Currently she is Head Chef at Violet Bistro in Westwood, offering her affinity for crave-worthy comfort food, farmer’s market bounties,’ and transportive French Bistro fare.
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