Life Cycle of Food” follows Chef Joseph Geiskopf, owner of a small neighborhood restaurant in Echo Park, explore the community he cooks for and the independent partners he works with. From compost to soil, from farm to table, and from school to homes, the documentary presents how food and everything it touches impacts our health, our environment, and our future.


‘it’s not really about the food and the dish itself, its more about what you can’t see, the community, the impact, the care, what came before and what comes after.”
-chef joseph gesikopf


Before opening Triniti, Chef Joseph Geiskopf travelled the world to cook and learn, working through Michelin kitchens in Copenhagen (NOMA), cooking Japanese/French tasting menus @ The Vintage Cave in Hawaii, helping open Californios in San Francisco, cooking for Tim Cook & The Executive Catering Team at Apple, cooking local farm to table dishes at Ubuntu and most recently helming the ship @Destroyer in Culver City as Chef de Cuisine. Joseph’s unique perspective on sustainability, seasonal cooking, wild foraged ingredients, and a casual fine dining approach has helped him become of the most exciting chefs in Los Angeles

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Echo Park is real. It’s filled with creatives and is close to my apartment. So, a lot of the people I cook for, I walk by them on the street or see them at the farmers’ markets. There’s no real commute for me, which is really lucky in LA. Echo Park needs interesting people doing interesting things, not corporations or large hotel groups — something with soul.

- joseph geiskopf


i hope people get to experience a glimpse of how special los angeles is. It is multi-cultural and multi-dimensional. Our identity is diversity and is the key to creativity.


with love,



david wynn

brendan carlson


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