Local Host Chef
Jeff is well-known as the former executive chef for Quail Lodge Resort in Carmel Valley and Carmel's Highlands Inn, where he was responsible for orchestrating the annual Masters of Food and Wine. Jeff developed a passion for cooking after visiting Italy as a young man and attended culinary school before moving to Napa Valley to work at Domaine Chandon. There he gained a deep appreciation for the farm-to-table connection, picking herbs in the garden before each day's service began. Jeff's cooking philosophy emphasizes savory, seasonal menus with flavors derived from fresh, regional ingredients. He works with local farmers and fishermen to bring the best of the Monterey Bay area's flavors to the Aquarium.
- Cindy's Waterfront restaurant and the Cafe
- Monterey, California