Award-Profitable L.A. Chef Greg Hozinsky Joins Coast Packing Firm as New Company Chef

For Main Supplier of Animal Fat, ‘Chef Greg’ to Oversee Improvement of Take a look at Kitchen, Create Authentic Recipes, Champion Lard and Beef Tallow

Increasing its efforts to teach shoppers and the culinary commerce on the deserves of the animal fat lard and beef tallow, Coast Packing Firm in the present day introduced the appointment of Greg Hozinsky as its new Company Chef.

In his function for Coast, the main provider of animal fats shortenings within the Western U.S., Hozinsky can be a model ambassador, assist construct out the corporate’s take a look at kitchen, create recipes unique to Coast, develop tutorials round cooking with lard and beef tallow, communicate at shopper and trade occasions, and contribute to Coast’s management inside the Wholesome Fat Coalition (, amongst different initiatives.  Hozinsky succeeds famous Southern California chef/educator Ernest D. (“Ernie”) Miller, Coast’s first Company Chef, who died unexpectedly in 2018.

Drawing from greater than 20 years within the culinary discipline, Hozinsky has labored in every part from Michelin star eating places to quick informal.  Acknowledged in 2013 as certainly one of Zagat’s “30 Underneath 30,” he has been featured in such native publications as Los Angeles Journal, L.A. Weekly, Time Out LA, and Meals Republic, amongst others.  He has additionally hosted two dinners on the James Beard Home in New York Metropolis, and served on each the Norwegian Seafood Council and the California Almond Board.

Born and reared in Southern California, Chef Greg joins Coast following 14 years with Zislis Group, a restaurant and lodge concern, the place he served as Vice President of Culinary Operations and Chef Associate of The Strand Home in Manhattan Seashore.

Hozinsky credit his profession trajectory to early discovery of his ardour for cooking.  Whereas in highschool, he repeatedly experimented with creating culinary classics.  At some point, his mom returned house from work to seek out kilos of do-it-yourself pasta dangling from chandeliers and coat hangers all through the home.  It was then that she inspired her son to pursue his ardour.

Chef Greg attended California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, the place he obtained his coaching within the culinary arts.  Whereas there, he labored beneath famed Chef Michael Mina at his award-winning, Michelin star restaurant AQUA and at Restaurant Michael Mina in Union Sq..  He then returned to his native Southern California, the place he frolicked working at The Home of Blues Basis Room and Valentino’s in Santa Monica.

Hozinsky reviews to Coast CEO Eric R. Gustafson and can work carefully with Coast’s management, purchasers and companions to innovate and promote the Coast Packing model to each the meals service commerce and shoppers.  Lately, Coast has been the trade’s thought chief, through its “Style the Distinction” #FatMaps consciousness marketing campaign (largely within the motorsports sector), themed contests (#LardLovers and #Tweet-to-Win) and broad-based shopper analysis, in affiliation with survey chief Ipsos.

“As a Southern California native, I’m thrilled to be part of a company with native roots that return a century and that’s so dedicated to partaking with shoppers and the meals trade to inform a vibrant story about genuine substances that make meals style higher,” Hozinsky stated.

“Coast is extremely lucky to have Chef Greg within the place of Company Chef, the place he’ll be reaching out to all of Coast’s stakeholders and audiences, from millennials to main chains to ethnic specialty eating places and foodie havens,” Gustafson stated.  “We’re trying ahead to a landmark yr.”

About Coast Packing Firm

Now marking its 99th yr in enterprise, Coast Packing Firm (, a carefully held company, is the primary provider of animal fats shortenings – significantly lard and beef tallow — within the Western United States. The corporate sells to main producers, distributors, retailers, smaller meals service operations and main bakeries. The corporate participates actively in numerous ethnic markets – from Hispanic retail chains, with its VIVA model, to varied Asian specialty markets. Based mostly in Vernon, Calif., Coast Packing Firm is regional, nationwide and, more and more, world. In some instances, provider relationships are multigenerational, extending again 50 years and extra. Coast is a founding member of the Wholesome Fat Coalition (

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