Doug is a classically trained bakery/pastry/culinary veteran with 35-years of experience. Doug has worked in some of the best known establishments in Southern California including: Westin Century Plaza Hotel, Westin South Coast Plaza, Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Checkers Hotel, The Broadway Deli, More Than a Mouthful Catering. Doug worked for culinary icons such as Michel Richard, Bruce Marder, Thomas Kellar, Christian Rebufat, Barry Colman as well as Colin Cowie, party planner to the stars. Doug has used his culinary skills to benefit the Jewish community in Long Beach and most recently Santa Barbara. Most notably establishing the Challah program for the Santa Barbara Jewish Federation which delivers up to 200 challot per week, as well as additional baked items for holidays and special events. Doug has also taught classes at Congregation B’nai Brith in SB, Temple Israel in Long Beach, and also cooks for the senior lunch program called the Schmooze room feeding up to 70 seniors per week. Doug is the host of "Get Baked With Chef Doug" a zoom cooking show sponsored by the Santa Barbara Jewish Federation and airs the first and third Thursday of the Month.