San Diego Celebrity Chefs
South Coast Winery Resort & Spa
At South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, it's all about wine and food, or as South Coast Winery owner Jim Carter puts it, "Our talented Chefs' unique experiences and skills allow us to better match our award-winning wines with exceptional California Contemporary Wine Cuisine."
Executive Chef Jason Rivas is intimately familiar with the art of pairing fresh food and culinary delicacies with award-winning wines and is particularly passionate about the sustainable “farm to table” resources available on the resort grounds and vineyards for guests' enjoyment.
In addition to his impressive culinary experience, Chef Rivas possesses a significant amount of culinary education including; Scottsdale Culinary Institute, Culinary Institute of America, as well as the Culinary Vegetable Institute. He is an ACF Certified Chef de Cuisine and Executive Chef as well as a Certified Sommelier.
Collaborating with award-winning South Coast Master Winemaker Jon McPherson, our talented chefs are continually adding wine-friendly selections to the Vineyard Rose menus, making the most of the freshest, locally grown ingredients for seasonal dishes -- all of which showcase the fine dining experience awaiting you.