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Jamie Olivares, The Rooftop by STK at Andaz

Interesting Fact: “Chef Jaime loves cooking seafood and it stemmed from his childhood first focusing on ceviche and the rest is history.”

600 F St
San Diego, CA 92101

Best Hotel Chef in SD

Jose “JoJo” Ruiz, Lionfish at Pendry San Diego

Interesting Fact: “Aside from cooking, JoJo has been building/restoring hot rods and motorcycles his whole life.”

550 J Stcro
San Diego, CA 92101

Best Hotel Chef in SD

Nathan Lingle, Kitchen 1540 at L’Auberge Del Mar

Interesting Fact: “He enjoys brewing his own craft beer at home.”

1540 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014

Best Hotel Chef in SD

Andrew Reyes, Tidal at Paradise Point Resort & Spa

Interesting Fact: “I [was] born and raised on the Island of Guam. I moved to California in 2010 to forward my career and knowledge in hospitality, food and beverage.”

1404 Vacation Rd
San Diego, CA 92109

Best Hotel Chef in SD

Julian Quinones, TWENTY/20 at The Sheraton Carlsbad

Interesting Fact: “Julian’s dad was the executive chef at La Valencia and gave Julian his first job as a pantry cook.”

5480 Grand Pacific Dr
Carlsbad, CA 92008


Ryan Gilbert, HOPE 46 at Lafayette Hotel & Swim Club

Interesting Fact: “Ryan was the 7th rated chess player for ages 13 and under in the US from 1990 to 1992.”
2223 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104



David Warner, JRDN at Tower 23

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Fueling up 😋 #jrdn #sandiego #sd

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Interesting Fact: “I hear a lot of chefs say they don’t cook at home, but I find a lot inspiration in my home kitchen. Some of our guests’ favorites like the short ribs with kimchi vegetables were first eaten on my patio table.”

723 Felspar St
San Diego, CA 92109


Steven Riemer, Oceana at Catamaran Resort & Spa

Interesting Fact: “Chef Riemer speaks enough French and Spanish to get into trouble, but not enough to get out of it.”

3999 Mission Blvd
San Diego, CA 92109


Brett Wegrzyn, Cafe Bahia at Bahia Resort

Interesting Fact: “Before entering the culinary world, Chef Wegrzyn was a certified Elementary School teacher in three states: Massachusetts, Arizona and California.”

998 West Mission Bay Dr
San Diego, CA 92109

Jeff Jackson, A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines

Interesting Fact: “Chef Jackson road bikes to The Lodge at Torrey Pines from his home in Encinitas everyday.”

11480 North Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037


Fabrice Hardel, Westgate Room at The Westgate Hotel

Interesting Fact: “Fabrice is a marathon fanatic.”

1055 Second Ave
San Diego, CA 92101


Antonio Votta, Locale and Ginger Bar at Viejas Casino & Resort

Interesting Fact: “I have a  Saturday-night-after-service ritual—I get a number one (Double Double) from In N’ Out with an extra side of Animal Style Fries.”

5000 Willows Rd
Alpine, CA 91901-1656


Chris Aguirre, Crown Landing at Loews Coronado

4000 Coronado Bay Road
Coronado, CA 92118


Amanda Colello, Fiore at Harrah’s Resort Southern California

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They redeemed themselves with the surf & turf ☺️

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Interesting Fact: “I love to sing karaoke!”

777 Harrah’s Rincon Way
Funner, CA 92082