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PETER LEMOS (Chef/Owner) hails from the high desert, and is a graduate of The California School of Culinary Arts.   He has worked in some of the best kitchens on the California coast, such as SPQR, Étoile, Craft, Bazaar, and L&E Oyster Bar, and even had the pleasure of competing on Food Network's Chopped.  In his 10 plus years of experience, he has performed in every kitchen staff position imaginable.  His passion for cuisine is immeasurable, there is love in everything that he touches, and he is overjoyed to bring you his first solo project; Wax Paper. 

LAUREN LEMOS (Co-Owner)  was born on Honolulu, Hawaii.  Being the daughter of a career Naval officer, she has lived all over the world.  She's worked in the front of the house at many places in LA such as L&E Oyster Bar,  The Ace Hotel DTLA, and Sweet Lady Jane.  With Italian roots, hospitality is in her blood.  She met Peter working in a restaurant, they fell in love, got married, and here they are. 


PAUL DOZOIS (Chef) was born and raised in Altadena, CA.  He's chopped it up in places like Vintage Enoteca, Lucky Baldwins, Here's Looking At You, and the finest little video store in the Czech Republic.  He & Peter met while working at Craft in Century City.  Together, they also worked side by side at Bazaar, and eventually at Umamicatessen where they both met Lauren! He shares in our commitment to hospitality and good food, and he will never hesitate to tell you a bad joke or a good story.