Pizza Quest with Guest Chef, Roy Elam, of Donna Jean: Plant Based Pizza to Die For
Welcome back to Pizza Quest!
Chef Roy Elam learned how to cook in the cornfields along the borderland between St. Louis and Illinois, and then paid his culinary dues with some of the country’s finest natural foods chefs. But when he decided to open a plant-based restaurant of his own, dedicated to his mom, Donna Jean, Southern California was the logical place to do it. First in San Diego (2017) and, more recently in LA, Donna Jean is drawing big, happy crowds at both locations with its all natural, super inventive vegan cuisine and plant-based cheeses, including pizzas that break all the rules but deliver so much flavor that customers (many of them not vegans or vegetarians) simply don’t care about the so-called “rules.”
Join Peter in this inspiring conversation with rising star chef, Roy Elam, who was cited a few years ago by The Huffington Post for making the “Best vegan mac & cheese ever!”
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Pizza Quest Info
Pizza Quest is a site dedicated to the exploration of artisanship in all forms, wherever we find it, but especially through the literal and metaphorical image of pizza. As we share our own quest for the perfect pizza we invite all of you to join us and share your journeys too. We have discovered that you never know what engaging roads and side paths will reveal themselves on this quest, but we do know that there are many kindred spirits out there, passionate artisans, doing all sorts of amazing things. These are the stories we want to discover, and we invite you to jump on the proverbial bus and join us on this, our never ending pizza quest.
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