California Surfer Grows Vietnamese Specialties. Chef Charles Phan: The Slanted Door and Out The Door - San Francisco, CA Charles Phan is the visionary executive chef of San Francisco's world-renowned Slanted Door. In this episode, the James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef and his family head to Santa Cruz, home of surf-loving farmer Joe Schirmer's Dirty Girl Produce, which grows the unique Asian ingredients used by Chef Phan. The Phan family gathers and sells at the Santa Cruz Farm Market, then it's back to the kitchen, where Chef Phan and his children whip up Asian specialties with an American twist. Recipes: Vietnamese Egg Omelet with Trumpet Mushrooms & Asian Influences; Lemongrass Chicken with Sauteed Beet Greens.