Castle Gourmet Dining

modernist vegetable cuisine



Castle Gourmet is now closed. Read on for to know what it was all about. Castle Gourmet was 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.



  • Dia de los Muertos Popup Dinner Sun Nov 1!

    It’s that time of year again…. FALL! (finally).

    Which also means one thing… It’s almost time for pumpkin everything and celebrations of all the seasons!!! …  Our favorite being HALLOWEENNNNNN (and everything thing that goes with it, mwahahaha!)

    CASTLE GOURMET invites you to it’s 4th annual DIA DE LOS MUERTOS vegan popup dinner
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  • 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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We’re sorry, Castle Gourmet and Chef Anne Lee no longer offer catering services