Leonard Chan

Leonard Chan, embarrassingly and humbly named one of "OC's 100 Most Influential People" in 2014 by the Orange County Register, has considerable experience in the restaurant industry beginning with seeing his first restaurant in 2009 from light bulb to swinging open it's doors. Born in Anaheim and raised in Irvine, Leonard has eaten and drank his way through Southern California's restaurant and bar scene. In his role as "CEO-ish" of The Alchemists, Leonard oversees the group’s restaurant concept creation and integration which has made him a key part of some of the most successful development projects in Orange County including The Anaheim Packing House, the OC Mix, SOCO, and the currently in development ARTIC transportation hub, Jia in Downtown Los Angeles, Historic Main Street in Garden Grove, and Downtown Santa Ana. Leonard's restaurant concepts include Cal Shabu (originally conceived by Wayne Atchley), The Iron Press, Shuck Oyster Bar, The Blind Rabbit, Rolling Boil, Pie Dog, and Hatch. Planning his travels around where to dine, Leonard draws inspiration from every aspect of his experiences. With an obsession on design, Leonard creates fun, delicious, and welcoming spaces with a hugs over handshakes culture. Cum Laude, B.A. Economics University of California at Irvine 1997.

Restaurant Openings - Timeline

June 2009 - Cal Shabu Costa Mesa
April 2012 - The Iron Press Costa Mesa at SoCo Collection
September 2012 - Shuck Oyster Bar at The OC Mix at SoCo Collection
May 2014 - The Iron Press Anaheim, The Blind Rabbit, Rolling Boil at The Anaheim Packing House
April 2016 - Hatch at Union Market Tustin
June 2016 - Kiyomizu

Coming Soon!!!

Mcfadden Public Market in Downtown Santa Ana
The Apiary in Downtown LA