Jonathan Whitener, a renowned Koreatown, LA, chef, died at the age of 36. The chef oversaw the Here’s Looking at You restaurant and All Day Baby Diner in Silver Lake.
At the time of writing, the cause of death had not been published. Nonetheless, community members took to social media to honor the famed saucier.
According to Eater, Jonathan Whitener died at home on February 7, 2024. Here’s Looking at You restaurant released a tribute post on their official Instagram account, featuring a carousel of photographs of the chef. They wrote:
“His love was powerful and loyal, his love language was gifts and snacks (oftentimes snacks in the form of a gift), and he loved his corner seat 17 and the three Green Eggs we broke, like, immediately. He has made some of the best food we have ever tasted, some dishes we couldn’t even remember unless reminded, and the world is lucky to have even tasted a morsel.”
On February 8, the restaurant also announced on Instagram that it was closed “for family reasons.”
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Tributes Pour in as the Chef Dies
The newest news has left Los Angeles residents sad. Fans of Here’s Looking at You flocked to Instagram to express their disappointment about the announcement and to praise Jonathan Whitener’s competence. When this article was written, no details about the funeral plans had been made public. Several internet comments read:
Jonathan Whitener, chef of Here’s Looking at You, dies at 36 https://t.co/MPxnE54tgK
— L.A. Times Food (@latimesfood) February 9, 2024
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