Sammy Monsour, Executive Chef and partner of Preux & Proper and South City Fried Chicken in downtown Los Angles, has received acknowledgment and acclaim from James Beard Foundation, Eater, American Culinary Federation and Zagat. He is a third-generation chef and graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, with roots stemming from his parents’ neighborhood joint in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Sammy’s advocacy toward sustainability has positioned him as the LA Locals Leader for Chefs Collaborative and a proud member of Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Blue Ribbon Task Force. Sammy has also appeared on Viceland’s The Untitled Action Bronson Show, Travel Channel’s Food Paradise and been the victor on several of Food Network’s popular reality cooking shows, including Alton Brown’s Cutthroat Kitchen.