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From Culinary student to
Celebrity Chef

How Culinary alum 'Chef T' cooked his way to the top!

A picture of Chef T standing in a restaurant kitchen.

Many Long Beach residents know about The Federal Bar, the majestic bank-turned-restaurant that previously housed The Madison. What many might not know is that the popular restaurant’s executive chef is a homegrown, Long Beach resident himself.

Not only did Chef Tarak Ouk, known as Chef T, hone his chops in restaurants across the city, but he first donned his chef’s coat as a Viking.

A graduate of Long Beach City College’s Culinary Arts Program, Chef T has come a long way.