Ron Smoire — Allied ASID

 Influenced by my Hungarian grandmother who loved to cook for her B+B guests, and my father who was passionate about quality, attention to detail and making beautiful things that worked, I can now see that my profession as a kitchen designer was almost inevitable. 


Throughout my professional career, I have advised on numerous residential kitchen projects in Southern California, in addition to chef designed commercial projects including the design and renovation of Opera Restaurant in Santa Monica, Marshals Bar & Grill in Paris France. This lead to my professional design education at UCLA Extension/Cal Poly Pomona’s Interior Architecture program. I have worked at several design showrooms including the Thomas Lavin in the Pacific Design Center and Hollywood Sierra Kitchens in West Hollywood. 


Ron Smoire has continuously shown me loyalty and honesty that is top in his profession. I appreciate his professional attitude and his dedication to his craft.
— David Geffen


I established my culinary credentials working as a chef at numerous landmark restaurants in Los Angeles: 72 Market Street in Venice, Michael’s, Les Anges and Chinois in Santa Monica and La Toque in West Hollywood. Several turns in France included working at Michelin Starred restaurants Guy Savoy and the Hotel Le Fréres Troisgros. In the mid 80’s,  I brought my interpretation of California cuisine to a Paris restaurant called, Marshal’s Bar & Grill as their executive chef (See Los Angeles Times in June of 1986, “New American In Paris” ). Following my career in France, I returned to US to establish a boutique catering business specializing in chef-created intimate dinner parties and larger fine dining events. This led to becoming the private chef for David Geffen (for ten years) as well as several others, including Jimmy & Vicki Iovine.

I gave Ron Smoire the name ‘Doctor of Cuisine’ because he always seemed to be able to fix or solve any culinary problem.
— Leonard Schwartz, Executive Chef, 72 Market Street/Maple Drive

Credentials & Notables

UCLA Extension
Interior Architecture Design Program
2009-2011 - Certificate

UCLA/Cal Poly, Pomona
Master of Interior Architecture Program
Studied 2011-2013

Allied ASID

ReGreen Certified

The Evergreen State College
BA (History / Political Science)


Herald Examiner Newspaper, Los Angeles CA
Kathy Gallagher’s Restaurant

West Hollywood, CA

Los Angeles Times Newspaper, Los Angeles, CA
Marshals Restaurant

Paris, France

The Evergreen Review
Olympia, WA

LA Vie Des Loisirs
Marshals Restaurant

Paris, France

Cuisine & Vin De France
Marshals Restaurant

Paris, France


President Clinton Dinner — Malibu, CA
White House Certificate

Private Chef’s Agency — Beverly Hills, CA

Ecole Le Notre —Paris, France



Hotel Le Freres Troisgros***
Roanne, France

Guy Savoy**
Paris, France

Gerard Panguard**
Boulogne, France

Le Coq Hardi*
Bougival, France