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Janis McLean is the new executive chef at 15 ria, the stylish and intimate restaurant just off Scott Circle in Washington, DC. At 15 ria, Janis adds new flair to contemporary American cuisine through rich spices and market-fresh ingredients that change with the seasons. Her present job completes a trifecta of executive chef positions in the capital area, including opening redDog Café in Silver Spring and heading the restaurant at Washington's historic Morrison Clark Inn. She has also held Sous Chef positions at Red Sage and the Morrison Clark. She was also the U.S. representative for Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne,Burgundy, France and worked closely with Anne Willan. Janis is a graduate of the professional program at L'Acadamie de Cuisine and trained in France as well. Before moving into the kitchen, she was an executive with the Kitchen Bazaar retail chain. She is active in Women Chefs and Restaurateurs, Les Dames d'Escoffier and the American Institute of Wine and Food. Janis lives in Silver Spring, MD, with her husband Bruce and their dog Ursa.