Meet The Chef

Chef Steven Lara is a Los Angeles transplant with deep seeded roots in Latin American cuisine and culture. His love for all things food began at a young age watching his mother and grandmother cook tirelessly to prepare meals for their loved ones. After many years in the Los Angeles food scene Chef Lara and family decided to make the move to Rochester for a slower pace of life and the opportunity to bring his unique cooking style to the newly found Rochester restaurant scene.

He quickly moved his way into the hearts and stomachs of locals with his Latin food preparations as Chef of Dorado, The Daily Refresher and Ox and Stone. Now Chef Lara has found himself a home with The Orbs Family where he continues to bring new takes on classic American cuisine inspired by seasonality and using fresh ingredients produced locally.