Poppy & Seed
Cuisine: American Comfort Food
Location: Anaheim, CA
Serving upscale American plates + cocktails in a modern greenhouse setting, Poppy & Seed is Orange County’s newest dining experience inspired by Chef Michael Reed – classically trained, award-winning chef and restaurateur, who has spent 16 years a chef for restaurants across New York and Los Angeles. The restaurant is located in Anaheim’s bustling Packing District – the perfect setting to experience all the area has to offer in terms of fantastic food and beverage in Orange County. Poppy + Seed’s elevated menu features Chef Michael Reed’s twists on classic American fare, with refreshing and innovative takes on dishes such as hangar steak and potatoes, duck sausage pasta, jerk chicken duck leg, BBQ octopus and more.
Chef Michael Reed
Born and raised in Oxnard, California, Chef Reed realized his passion for cooking at a young age while watching his father barbecue and his mother bake pie from scratch. While enrolled at the Culinary Institute of America in New York, he worked at the Museum of Modern Art’s French restaurant, The Modern, which inspired his interest in fine dining. Over the years, Chef Reed has honed his skills in the kitchen of Michelin-starred Sona, Nancy Silverton’s Osteria Mozza, and Viviane at the Avalon Hotel in Beverly Hills. In 2014, Chef Reed and his wife, Kwini Reed opened Poppy + Rose and later Poppy + Seed in Anaheim, both of which have received great acclaim.