Chef de Cuisine David Moldovan takes great pride in creating delicious, carefully crafted dishes. In the Lawry’s tradition, he strives for excellence through meticulous attention to detail.

Born in Connecticut and raised in Texas, Chef Moldovan discovered a passion for cooking as a child when he found it to be a natural outlet for his creativity.
Although he set aside his culinary interests to pursue his formal education, his love of food was reignited when he moved from Texas to Orange County in 2007.
There, he attended the Art Institute of Orange County and received a Bachelor of Science degree in culinary management. The following year he joined Lawry’s Carvery, South Coast Plaza and then went on to work in some of Southern California’s finest kitchens including K’ya in Laguna Beach, Anaheim’s Hotel Ménage and The Sun Dried Tomato in San Clemente.

In 2011, he returned to the Lawry’s family when he was hired as a cook at Five Crowns. Subsequently, Dave rose to the position of Chef de Cuisine of both the restaurant and gastropub by thoroughly mastering every station in the Five Crown’s kitchen.

Chef Moldovan considers his own family dinners one of his greatest culinary inspirations and delights in bringing his childhood love of dinnertime to Five Crowns and SideDoor.