Castle Gourmet Dining

modernist vegetable cuisine


Castle Gourmet is Modernist Vegetable Cuisine from Los Angeles based chef and owner, Anne Lee Huffman. Castle Gourmet’s vegetable focused menus combine modern techniques with locally sourced, fresh ingredients, creating stunning presentations while sparing no expense for taste.

Anne Lee is on the constant search for new food experiences. She trained in culinary arts in New York City, the Bay Area, and Los Angeles before broadening her culinary knowledge by exploring the local cuisines across the world in places such as Asia, Morocco, and Latin America, further refining her palate.

A healthy obsession with contemporary cuisine led her to train in molecular techniques, bringing a new air of excitement to her dishes. With emphasis on sustainability, her desire to recreate and share these food experiences in a way that incorporated her own personal ideals inspired the creation of Castle Gourmet.

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Castle Gourmet Catering provides custom catering to fit the vision of your individual event. Whatever your taste and preference, Chef Anne Lee’s versatile experience allows her to work with you to create a specialized menu and aesthetic best suited for your party. Visit the Catering page for further information on our seasonal menus, services, and on how to book your next event!



We don’t just cook, we also love to throw parties! We work with a variety of people to create amazing and unique experiences, throughout the year. Currently, we have two ongoing pop-up dining events – Stop and Smell Your Dinner  &  The Magician and The Cook. Owner Anne Lee Huffman is also the driving force behind the EastSide Food Festival – an annual food event held in LA’s east side. Not to mention whatever else may come along. Explore the projects curated by Chef Anne Lee.



  • Summer Salad with Napoles Foam

    Last week the farmers market inspired me to play a bit with Napol. Things got exciting in the kitchen and we were eating the  Napoles Ceviche Recipe for daysssss around here! (Yum yum yum yum)

    Well, sometimes my inspirations lead to more inspirations, and while I was creating that super simple recipe, I just couldn’t help myself. I had to play around even more! This recipe I’m keeping TOP SECRET, but I absolutely needed to share the pix….
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  • Napoles Ceviche – Summer Mexican Cactus Salad! – Recipe

    There are certain foods that you only get certain times of the year. I always try to take advantage of these things, and get creative with what I make to play with the most fun seasonal recipes I can. WELL! That being said, we all know how crazyyyyyy hot this LA Indian Summer has been. Which means that the produce that survives best in our desert climate is abundant – including Cactus! Now, I know that most people in the US may not be accustomed to eating cactus, but in some countries – like Mexico – it is a fairly common practice. When I was at the farmer’s market last weekend, the broad green pads of the Napol cactus plant inspired me… to make Napoles (Cactus) Ceviche!
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  • PIZZA? Breakfast Pizza!- Recipe

    This past weekend I woke up Sunday morning and for some odd reason I had one thing on my mind… PIZZA! Breakfast pizza, to be exact. It was breakfast time after all. And though there are literally a slew of places in my Los Feliz neighborhood where one can go and get breakfast pizza, my craving was very specific. I didn’t just want to EAT Breakfast Pizza, I wanted to MAKE Breakfast Pizza.

    Mind you – I have never actually made Breakfast Pizza before. For real! I mean, sure I have made Breakfast, and I guess I occasionally make a pizza here and there. But I had never before made Breakfast Pizza. And it was time! Here is the secret that I will share with all of you – I didn’t have all of the proper ingredients, I was fully unprepared, but the ingredients for this recipe are so basic that it didn’t matter. And the best thing about the recipe is that you can do whatever you want.
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