Kuya Lord Chef Lord Maynard Llera Wins James Beard Award for Best Chef: California

It’s so awesome to see Filipino food and Filipino chefs honored for their achievements.

Kuya Lord has received numerous accolades over the past two years, including landing on the Los Angeles Times’ 101 Best Restaurants and Bon Appétit’s 24 Best New Restaurants for 2023. As one of the highest-regarded restaurants in Los Angeles’s expansive Filipino dining scene, this award puts Kuya Lord on the national map alongside Chicago’s tasting menu restaurant Kasama and Seattle’s Musang.