Dave is co-founder of Little Gem and the inventive mind behind all of its cooking. He began his culinary career cooking in notable New York city restaurants such as March, Mas (farmhouse) and Nobu, then at Bouchon in Yountville, California. He eventually made a name for himself as the opening Chef of Thomas Keller’s Ad Hoc in 2006. Cruz has been featured in Food & Wine, O Magazine, and Wine Spectator. His TV appearances include spots on the Cooking Channel, Food Network, The Today Show, The Early Show, and Martha Stewart.