Chef-Owner, Toro Bravo, Tasty n Sons, Tasty n Alder (Portland, OR)
John Gorham, chef-owner of Portland's Toro Bravo, Tasty n Sons and Tasty n Alder, is a four-time James Beard Award nominated chef who has worked in top kitchens in the U.S. and around the world. His cookbook, Toro Bravo: Stories. Recipes. No Bull., was published by McSweeney's in fall of 2013.
Gorham is a hands-on chef-owner and can be found running the exposed Toro Bravo line four nights a week. In its opening year, Portland Monthly declared John "Chef of the Year" and Willamette Week named Toro Bravo "Restaurant of the Year". During the past three years, John has also undergone some drastic transformations in his personal life including losing more than 100 pounds, completing seven triathlons, and marrying the love of his life, Renee Gorham, Toro Bravo's front of the house manager.