THE MAN BEHIND THE MAGIC
Adrian came to Brasada from Aspen, Colorado, where he worked as sous chef in many fine dining establishments, most notably the five-star The Little Nell. Adrian has been working in kitchens since he was fifteen years old and loves the energy and creativity that naturally arises in a professional kitchen. He has traveled extensively to immerse himself in different and better ways of preparing food, including gourmand trips to Italy, Mexico, Spain, Hungary, France and all of the major U.S. cities. Originally from the American South, Adrian studied Culinary Arts at Johnson and Wales University in Charleston, South Carolina.
Adrian believes strongly in using locally-sourced food on his menus for so many good reasons, including the fact that buying locally means acquiring better tasting foods unique to our local microclimate that have to travel a shorter distance before they arrive on your plate, ensuring freshness and a lessened impact on the earth.
Adrian serves as Executive Chef for all of Brasada Ranch’s dining establishments, meaning his vision is applied to every meal you will eat on The Ranch. He is a passionate chef who loves the relationships that food brings to our lives, the natural art of cooking, and the sincere gratitude he receives from guests after they’ve enjoyed one of his impeccable meals.