40 Under Forty: Drew Davis

Chef/Owner, Catalan Mediterranean Cuisine

Kathy Strong 40 under Forty 2014 0 Comments

 

Drew Davis

Chef/Owner, Catalan Mediterranean Cuisine 

Age: 36

 

Drew Davis has always had a passion for food. Following his move to the Coachella Valley in 2011 after serving as a personal chef for celebrities in New York and Los Angeles, he opened Catalan Mediterranean Cuisine.

“I try to source as much local and sustainable ingredients as possible,” he says about his approach to cooking. “All my fish is line caught. Everything we do here is in season.”

For Davis, creating the best experience for his dining patrons is of the utmost importance, as is giving back to the community.

“Anything we can possibly help with, we’re willing to do,” he says.

Davis has hosted fundraisers for the Alzheimer’s Association, Believing for Desi, and Big Hearts for Little Hearts Guild, among other local charities and has recently taken over as the lead restaurateur for the American Cancer Society, something he describes as a distinct honor.

“I have my dreams, I have my restaurant, and it’s time to maybe make someone else’s dreams happen," he says.

 

VIDEO: Drew Davis says his international travels have allowed him to bring new tastes to the valley.

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