Chef Efrain Cuevas preps new restaurant

Cuevas will open the 220-seat 3Dog Cantina in Hollywood next month

Efrain Cuevas never attended culinary school, but he started throwing underground dinner parties in the San Francisco Bay area when he was working as a civil engineer in Berkeley, Calif.

He enjoyed doing them so much that when he moved to Chicago he continued them as Clandestino, a dinner-party series focused on sourcing local ingredients and collaborating with area chefs and artists.

Cuevas also worked at a charter elementary school in Chicago, cooking food from scratch for kin

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