Whisknladle Hospitality started simply with the serendipitous meeting of one talented chef [Ryan Johnston] and one young entrepreneur [Arturo Kassel] in 2006. Convinced that what San Diego needed was a farm-fresh restaurant that served from-scratch cooking, the pair opened Whisknladle in the heart of La Jolla in 2008. This back-to-basics approach to cooking – or gourmet comfort food – has firmly planted Whisknladle in the hearts of locals and tourists alike.
A La Jolla institution with a national following, Whisknladle expanded its concept into another style of restaurants – Prepkitchen. A restaurant designed for cooks by cooks, Prepkitchen focuses on delivering the same farm-fresh and seasonal cuisine at an everyday-eats price. Since opening the first Prepkitchen in La Jolla, the concept has exploded. In 2010, Whisknladle Hospitality opened Prepkitchen Del Mar and then Prepkitchen Little Italy in 2012.
Together with its committed & passionate managing partners [Gabe & David], angel investors and, of course, loyal local diners, Whisknladle Hospitality has grown from one ambitious, little restaurant to a humble restaurant group with never-ending ideas to continue bringing good food, good wine & great people together.
Thank you for taking the time to learn a little bit about us and we look forward to having you over for dinner.