Ari Taymor - Chef/Owner

Ari Taymor - Chef/Owner


Ari started alma after working at flour+water, Bar Tartine, Plate Shop and La Chassagnette, being inspired by the incredibly hardworking chefs who spent time teaching him, including Kim Alter, Tom McNaughton, and Jeremy Fox.

Ashleigh Parsons - GM/Owner

Ashleigh Parsons - Owner


Ashleigh joins alma after stints at La Chassagnette restaurant in Arles, France and Camino in Oakland, CA. She has a Masters in Education from Harvard University and will be overseeing Alma's community outreach initiative.

Brian Maynard - Sous Chef

Brian Maynard - Chef de Cuisine


A transplant to LA, Brian comes from Milwaukee WI, where he trained under Adam Siegel at Bacchus Restaurant. After spending his first years in LA under Josiah Citrin at Melisse, Brian joins the Alma team to continue to grow and learn the philosophies of the hard working farmers and community that help make LA thrive.