As the fine dining industry evolves, patrons look to the best restaurants and the chefs running them to create new trends. Then, if successful, these trends will become the standard for fine dining everywhere. California is home to many of these chefs and we’ve chosen four of our favorites and profiled them for you. We have found fun fusion combinations that move beyond what we know to be fusion. Also, there are operational trends that create sweeping improvements and better standards for restaurants. These trend-setting chefs are making a name for themselves and improving fine dining for all of us.