After spending time as a line cook at Wolfgang Puck’s Eureka Brewery and Restaurant in Los Angeles, chef Neal Fraser headed east for the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, where he collaborated with some of the most well-known chefs in the industry, Thomas Keller and David Burke. He returned to Los Angeles with positions at top-notch eateries Joachim Splichal’s Pinot Bistro, Puck’s Spago and Hans Rockenwagner’s Rox. In 1995, Fraser opened Boxer as the executive chef and part owner, and in 1998, he debuted Rix in Santa Monica as executive chef. After a short stint at Jimmy’s in Beverly Hills, he fulfilled his dream of opening his own restaurant, Grace, in 2003, and followed it up with his popular BLD restaurant. In fall 2012, he embarked on a new concept: gourmet hot dogs at Fritzi Dog.