Lalo Sanchez Named Executive Chef at Crossings in South Pasadena

Owner Patrick Kirchen announced on Thursday that when his Crossings restaurant opens in South Pasadena in late summer, Lalo Sanchez will be executive chef.

Crossings will be in the historic Edwards & Faw building, 1010 Mission Street. The two-story restaurant will feature a patio shaded by a 100-year-old oak tree.

Kirchen has worked in the restaurant industry for nearly 20 years for some of Southern California’s most successful and iconic establishments.

He began his career working for the Papashon group of restaurants in Beverly Hills and Long Beach before spending two years at Twin Palms in Pasadena as bar manager.  In 2004, he moved to the Arroyo Chop House in Pasadena, where he served as General Manager for six years.  Six years later, Patrick joined LGO Hospitality and served as general manager of Le Grand Orange in Pasadena before moving to Nick and Stef’s in downtown Los Angeles.

Prior to his association with Crossings, Sanchez spent 16 years at Parkway Grill in Pasadena.  Under his direction, Crossings will offer a classic American menu, including steaks, chops, seafood and fresh, locally grown ingredients complemented by the finest wines, craft beers and cocktails.

Crossings will be open for dinner seven days a week beginning at 5:30 p.m.

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