Food with a Story
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Regional Executive Chef
"It is very important to me to cook with passion and authenticity. When cooking with any global cuisine you must have the right ingredients and authentic flavors."
"I am so inspired with the wonderful variety of fresh local California ingredients. Supporting the local farmers is an important thing to do as a chef!"
"I am convinced that building a menu around the seasons is one of the key components to creating fresh, quality, great food!"
"I try to keep things simple so that the great quality of the local ingredients come shining through."
"My food is whole, local and organic whenever possible. As a chef I believe in not only sustainability, but regenerative practices as well in the food industry. It is our responsibility to teach not only our children, but everyone about the importance of food."
"As a Chef I am passionate about using the most sustainable and local ingredients from local farms and growers. To me, knowing where your ingredients come from is equally important as knowing who is preparing them!"
"The food we put out is a story and an expression of personal experience, culture and emotion. As a Chef the most exciting thing for me is to create a plate that inspires good feelings, memories and conversations. "
We can do so much more than simply cook great meals to delight our guests. The ingredients that we choose and how we prepare them can tell a story.
I want my cooking to communicate a respect for nature, as well as the cultures that inspire my palate.
"As chefs, we have the opportunity to bring people together with our food, support our local communities and sustain our planet. "
Jose Santa Ana