About Olivier Said | James Mellgren | Maggie Pond

Olivier Said

Olivier Said is a fifth-generation restaurateur from France and the cofounder of the Kitchen on Fire cooking school in Berkeley, CA. James Mellgren is the senior editor of the trade publication The Gourmet Retailer and previously worked as a manager for Dean & DeLuca and Turpan Sanders in New York. Maggie Pond is the executive chef at César, a popular tapas bar in Berkeley, and has traveled extensively throughout the Iberian peninsula to research and garner new recipes. The three met while working at César and co-authored a cookbook by the same name, César, which was named one of Food & Wine’s “Top 10 Cookbooks of 2003.”