Meet The Chef

Meet The Chef

David Baron

Executive Chef

A San Francisco Bay Area native, Chef David Baron was born into a kitchen that combined the old-world traditions of two distinctly diverse cultures and sides of the food spectrum, with parents originating from the Philippines and Nicaragua. Constantly surrounded by varied ingredients and recipes throughout his childhood, Baron saw the limitless possibilities of the kitchen and quickly fostered a passion for experimenting with taste, flavor, and textures.

As a well-known local celebrated chef in the Monterey area, Baron has worked as Chef de Partie at Aqua in San Francisco, Chef de Cuisine at Atelier Crenn, Executive Chef at Casanova restaurant and most recently as Food and Beverage Director overseeing culinary operations at Seascape Beach Resort.

Growing up in the rich landscape of the San Francisco Bay Area allowed Chef Baron to grow a keen appreciation for naturalism and a desire to embrace the abundant resources of the surrounding local area. His love for foraging both in previous restaurant positions, capturing the essence of fresh seafood and cooking from the hearth, stems from the connection he identifies between food and nature.