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4809 Stockdale Hwy.
Bakersfield, CA 93309

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7 Days a Week 
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM 

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Monday - Friday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM 

Saturday 12:00 PM - 7:00PM 

Sunday: CLOSED

Meet The Chef

Meir Brown was born in Israel on September 18th, 1956 to a Lebanese mother and a Czechoslovakian father. Following the death of his father in 1960, Meir grew up in a boarding school on a Kibbutz in the outskirts of Nazareth. Growing up he was exposed to the Lebanese cooking from his mother and grandmother creating his affinity for food and cooking.  He was just 10 when his mother married an Arab-Israeli chef and owner of a restaurant in an Arab market in Israel. The next few years he was exposed to Arab food, culture, and lifestyle. Meir graduated from high school in 1974 and later served in the Israeli military rising to the rank of First Sergeant. In 1978, he immigrated to the U.S. and spent 13 years in the dairy industry.  He worked his way up the business from milking to marketing and finally to an executive. In 1991, Meir decided he needed to change his life. He opened Café Med and soon became very busy as the business grew. 

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With his hard work and perseverance, Café Med has become a Bakersfield favorite for over 25 years. Cafe Med serves gourmet food in a fine dining atmosphere accompanied by an extensive wine list. Meir’s interpretation of cuisine comes from a number of Mediterranean countries as well as American and Far Eastern cuisine. Café Med also offers catering for any event and has a full-service deli offering the finest line of homemade breads, pastries, cured meats, fish, cheeses and wine. A cooking class facility has also been added giving chef Meir Brown the opportunity to teach novice enthusiasts his amazing cooking skills. Meir Brown has created a restaurant that has something to offer everyone.

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Sdias@bakersfield.com, S. D. (2016, September 08). 25 years: The grateful Med. Retrieved March 04, 2018, from http://www.bakersfield.com/archives/years-the-grateful-med/article_a637d4af-3420-5bcc-85ad-5ec596b35bee.html