About Our Chef
Chef Fernando Rodriguez is a craftsman in his own realm. His culinary career began early, inspired by his Spanish grandmother and her love and respect for quality and tradition in food. At the age of 10, he was already making different types of dough alongside his grandmother. He recalls making gnocchi, ravioli and empanadas from scratch. He also learned the technique of making paella.
Following formal culinary education in Uruguay, he chose to further pursue his culinary talent abroad where he felt he could deliver a part of the Spanish cuisine.
For the past 15 years, Fernando has been delivering to the culinary world of Northern and Central California his own style in cooking. He imitates no one and attempts to always create unforgettable food for his guests. His style is “complex yet simple”, flavors are never muffled but enhanced.
As a sous chef in Monterey at a well-known Italian restaurant and also at a little French bistro in Pacific Grove, California, Fernando mastered the fusion of multiple cuisines which helped him to build a career as the Executive Chef for a local restaurant on the Central Coast.
Chef Fernando describes his cooking as very globally inspired, but locally driven. His Passion and inspiration for food help develop a beautiful fresh menu every month. Join him as he exceeds your expectations!
Our Source Partners
Located in the heart of Arroyo Grande farmland, Huasna Valley, lies Bautista Farms, owned and operated by Apalonia and Manuel Bautista who have been farming their land with exceptional vegetables and berries for over 25 years. Manuel Bautista can be heard describing his passion for farming as,“ love what I do and want to share my knowledge with the community.” The farm is its 2nd generation, now mostly operated by Jacinto Bautista who exhibits that same passion for growing the freshest produce available. He seeds all his plants by hand and the crops are picked by hand daily. They only sell what they grow.