After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, David LeFevre interned and honed his skills alongside the late Charlie Trotter, then worked at the superchef’s Las Vegas restaurant. He then polished his skills in some of France’s greatest kitchens, including Roger Vergé’s Michelin three-starred Moulin de Mougins. For balance, LeFevre explored the Far East, immersing himself in several Asian cuisines. In 2004, he was named executive chef at downtown’s Water Grill, taking over from Michael Cimarusti. Seeking creative freedom and a more casual vibe, he founded Manhattan Beach Post, followed by Fishing with Dynamite and most recently, The Arthur J.