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Culinary Profile: Work

Culinary Profile

Austin's at Thunder Valley Casino (Lincoln, CA)

Raised revenue and exposure to the fine dining concept within the top casino in California. Managed VIP food service for the property. Updated the wine program with training, redesign, and specialization in regional offerings

Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

L'Image Restaurant (Sacramento, CA)

Created and launched a modern French Bistro & Boutique in Sacramento for basketball star Vlade Divac and his wife Ana. Serving all day fine dining fare in an artistic and unique setting

Best Restaurants in Sacramento - SacBee

Christophe's (Folsom, CA)

Reestablished Christophe's to the top restaurant in the Sacramento Area. In addition to Chef, maintained and utilized an acre organic heirloom vegetable and herb garden.

James Beard Featured Chef October 31, 2002 with Chappellet Wines

Best Restaurant in Sacramento - Sacramento Bee

Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

Perlot in the Hotel Majestic (San Francisco, CA)

Created and opened a new fine dining concept within the Historical Hotel Majestic featuring contemporary American cuisine.

100 people to watch in New Millennium - SF Metropolitan

James Beard Featured Chef June 4, 2001 with Chalone Wine Group

Jack's Restaurant (San Francisco, CA)

Executive Chef with the relaunch of the iconic San Francisco landmark. Reinterpreted and created modern takes on classical dishes and menus dating back to the late 19th century.

4 Stars - Marin IJ (1999)

Best new Restaurants - John Mariani for Esquire (1998)

MacArthur Park (San Francisco, CA)

Executive Chef for Spectrum Foods flagship American cuisine restaurant. Pioneer restaurant of California cuisine.

Elysium in the Morrison House (Alexandria, VA)

Executive Sous Chef to Chef Jim Garrison. 4 Diamond Boutique Hotel

Les Halles (Washington DC)

Assisted in the opening and first expansion of the renowned New York French Steakhouse.


International Rumfest Bahamas - Guest Chef & Speaker 2014, 2015, 2016

Florida Wine Festival - Guest Chef with Darioush Winery 2007

Florida Wine Festival - Guest Chef with Chappellet Wines  2006

Mount Veeder Appellation Wine Event - Host Chef & Organizer Washington DC 1995

ZAP goes to Washington - Host Chef & Organizer Washington DC 1994

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