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 Ari Taymor (left) and Shane Won Murphy (right) after surfing in Mexico.

Chef Ari Taymor

After cooking in Michelin starred and James Beard winning restaurants in San Francisco and southern France, Ari Taymor opened Alma in 2012. The restaurant was a local darling, earning praises from LA Times, LA Weekly and LA Magazine; being named a best new restaurant by each of them. In 2013 Alma was named the best new Restaurant in America by Bon Appetit magazine. The following year Taymor was named a Food and Wine Best New Chef and in 2015 Taymor was nominated for Rising Star Chef by the James Beard Foundation. After closing briefly in 2016, Alma was reincarnated inside The Standard in West Hollywood, receiving rave reviews from Jonathan Gold of the LA Times. Little Prince is the next chapter for Taymor to explore his love of the diverse ingredients and culture that make Southern California unique. 

Shane won Murphy

With a focus on restaurant consulting and development over the past decade, Shane Murphy has played an integral role in the expansion and growth of many well known Los Angeles restaurants. Notable projects include Alma, Zinqué, Sawyer, Kettle Black, Vespertine, Plant Food + Wine, Bestia, and Wolf. 

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Andrew Noel

A native to the fresh water lakes of Northern Michigan, Andrew started shooting photos and video at a young age with a focus on nature and action sports. After completing a Bachelor of Science in Digital Arts, Andrew moved to the west coast and settled in Newport Beach as an Assistant Creative Director for Australian surf label, Rhythm. Migrating to Los Angeles two years later, Andrew lived and traveled as a freelance musician and photographer before meeting Tegan, and starting his own brand in 2015, creating original content across fashion, lifestyle, music, beauty, and now food. 

 

Tegan Butler

Moving to Los Angeles in 2012, from a music and magazine publishing background in Melbourne, Australia, Tegan began her US career in music management at boutique agency, Vitalic Noise. Between working closely with Australian and international artists heading touring and artist relations, and meeting Andy, Tegan acquired an ex-tour van and fed their desire for travel by taking weekend road trips across the west coast. After two years of adventures together, Tegan began working alongside Andy in 2015 to build their own creative agency.