Jennyfer Rodgers and Chef Al Gordon, the founders and duo behind Epicurean Umbrella, have created Community — a chef-driven neighborhood restaurant located in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Los Feliz. Community offers fresh and uncomplicated New American fare, filtered through classic technique and fine dining standards. The dining room embodies a charming Brooklyn-esque atmosphere, with about 25 communal seats. Community exceeds guests’ expectations in dining service, while maintaining a “come in jeans” personality.
Chef Al Gordon comes from the San Francisco and Las Vegas food scenes. An alum of California Culinary Academy – San Francisco, One Market — trained under Bradley Ogden, Picasso at Bellagio — trained under Julian Serrano, and both Aqua & Nob Hill at MGM Grand — Sous Chef for Michael Mina. Executive Sous Chef – The Peninsula Beverly Hills, Opening Chef de Cuisine for Ben Ford – Ford’s Filling Station and Opening Sous Chef – Koi.
Jennyfer Rodgers comes from the marketing and public relations scenes of fashion and technology. Culinary projects to include event menu consultation, food styling, production, execution and promotion. Her client roster includes Casa del Mar, Shutters on the Beach, Chateau Marmont, Vogue and Tod’s.