Chefs (2011)

Andre Lemaire, Executive Chef & Owner – Andres Bouchee

Proprietors Andre Lemaire and Elizabeth Ketler want to share a Carmel favorite that lures locals and visitors with its chic style and neighborhood charm. Chef Andre Lemaire prepares authentic French Bistro Cuisine with a Californian Coastal flair… More


Kericos Loutas, Executive Chef – L’Escargot Carmel

Originally founded in 1958 by Yvan Nopert and his family, Chef – Owner Kericos Loutas carries on the traditions of superb Country French Cusine and personalized friendly service. A local favorite for casual fine dinning in a romantic atmosphere, L’Escargot offers visitors an alternative to the “tourist experience”… More


Sven Hoffmann, Co-Owner & Executive Chef – Carmel Food Company

A dream has become reality for Sven Hoffmann: He has finally become the chef of his own restaurant, “Carmel Food Co. — A European Bistro,” with partner Roger Harned, who runs the front of the house. Sven has created the kind of food that he wanted to do since he was born in Hamburg, Germany… More


Pedro De la Cruz, Executive Chef – Fandango

A chef on the Monterey Peninsula for over 40 yrs, 23 of which have been at Fandango. His life as a chef began in the 1960’s at club XIX at the Lodge at Pebble Beach. His simple passion for cooking has led him to a career that has seen lots of changes… More


Jerry Register, Executive Chef – C Restaurant

C Restaurant’s passion goes far beyond the plate. From its inception C has been devoted to serving sustainable seafood from local waters and using ingredients that are homegrown. Sustainability is at the forefront of every menu created and the restaurant prides itself on its motto of “ethical luxury”… More


Mark Ayers, Executive Chef – Cannery Row Brewing Company

Chef Mark Ayers is the Executive Chef with the newest of Cannery Row’s Best Restaurants and Bar on the ‘Row’ with Cannery Row Brewing Company and his entrepreneur-friend, Rob Weakley of Pebble Beach Food & Wine and Harvest fame… More


Tene Shake, Executive Chef & Owner – Isabella’s

Tene Shake was born and raised in Monterey. Having five older brothers, he was given the nickname “Tene” because he was the youngest brother. This would soon become his trademark. Growing up on the Wharf, he was trained in the family business and gained a great knowledge of seafood at a young age… More


William Poolman, Executive Chef – Chart House

It doesn’t matter what you do, it’s how you do it. That’s the credo by which Chef William Poolman of the Chart House Restaurant in Monterey operates his kitchen. A 35-year veteran of the restaurant industry, Chef Poolman expects perfection from himself and his team… More


Michele Cremonese, Executive Chef – Basil

Chef Michele Cremonese was born in Verona, Italy, the romantic town of Romeo and Juliet. After his graduation from the Culinary School he began to work for acclaimed restaurants in throughout Italy. In 2000, Michele moved to Los Angeles, mastering his trade with great chefs until he made his way up to be the Executive Chef of the well-known Italian restaurant, Locanda Veneta… More


Juan Ponce, Executive Chef – Old Fisherman’s Grotto

Chef Juan Ponce is the force in the kitchen of the Old Fisherman’s Grotto and follows in the footsteps of a 50 year legacy on the Monterey Wharf. The tradition of fine dining with a focus on seafood cooked in classic style, with his own signature styled dishes… More


Mohammed Tabib, Executive Chef – The Fish Hopper

Mohammed Tabib, more commonly known as Mo was born in Alexandria Egypt, a coastal town on the Mediterranean Sea with a climate very similar to Monterey, CA. Mo was asked to help out at the Fish Hopper and he has remained working as the Executive Chef of the Fish Hopper since 2004. Mo raves that the Fish Hopper is one of the finest restaurants that he has ever worked for and enjoys the atmosphere… More


Jason Giles, Executive Chef – Jack’s at Portola

As executive chef of the 379-room Portola Hotel & Spa, Jason Giles is at the helm of all culinary operations, including menu development for the hotel’s two restaurants, Jack’s and Peter B’s BrewPub, as well as the creation of menus for in-room dining, banquets and special events… More


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