meet the chef

meet the chef

Chef de Cuisine Charles Olalia of mar'sel, the resort’s signature restaurant, blends old world techniques with new world California cuisine in a spectacular seaside setting located along the prestigious Palos Verdes Peninsula.

Chef Charles has transformed the menu, preparing seasonal eclectic dishes using California cuisine infused with his Filipino heritage. The dynamic selections are seafood and produce-driven and encompass his global culinary expertise. The innovative cuisine is crafted using fresh and delectable organic ingredients, sourced locally from the Pacific and foraged from Terranea’s own gardens. In addition to the featured main menu, mar’sel offers a multi-course tasting menu, which highlights the bounty of the sea and of the markets.

Chef Charles has an extensive culinary background working with notable restaurants and chefs throughout the country. He draws inspiration from his family and enjoys bringing people together and creating special moments for guests and the community through his cuisine. 


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