Food lovers who own real estate in downtown San Diego or visit the area often are already well aware of the many fantastic restaurants within close proximity. However, many people might not know the names of some of the amazing chefs who have created the meals these restaurants serve. Get to know 5 of the top chefs in downtown San Diego.
1. Deborah Scott
Known for her attention to detail and flavor creativity, Chef Scott has been known as a culinary tastemaker in Southern California since the early 1990s. Scott has worked with the Cohn Restaurant Group to open Indigo Grill, Kemo Sabe, Vintana, and Coasterra Restaurant. She’s also launched two food trucks: Chop Sooey and Ms. Patty Melt. To experience Chef Scott’s Latin-inspired masterpieces, stop by Indigo Grill on India Street.
2. Brian Malarkey
After making it to the finals on Top Chef, Chef Malarkey was drawn to the idea of reinventing American cuisine. His creations have won San Diego’s “Best Gourmet Casual” and “Best Small Plates Menu”. These New Americana formulations can be tasted at Searsucker.
3. Richard Blais
Juniper & Ivy’s Chef Blais has been an integral part of putting San Diego on the culinary map. The winner of Top Chef: All Stars leads his expertly trained team in adding a creative spin to American cuisine. Catch Chef Blais by dropping into Juniper & Ivy or making a reservation. The restaurant is open from Sunday through Thursday from 5pm to 10pm and Friday through Saturday from 5pm to 11pm.
4. Roberto Bernardoni
Italian Chef Bernardoni brings authentic Florentine dishes to downtown San Diego. Operacaffe is the recipient of the unique Marchio Ospitalitá Italiana award, which is only awarded to Italian eateries that meet quality and authenticity standards set forth by the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Try out one of the local favorites like Pollo Limone or Filetto al Pepe Verde.
5. Samuel Geffroy
Chef Geffroy is executive chef at Blue Point Coastal Cuisine where he crafts high-end seafood dishes. He grew up in France surrounded by impeccable French cuisine, but he’s trained in multiple types of cuisines. His diverse culinary experience has shaped his beloved dish creations.
You’ll never go hungry if you’re living in one of the beautiful condos, penthouses, or lofts downtown San Diego has to offer because you’ll never run out of fabulous restaurants to try. If you’d like to see the latest listings, call 92101 Urban Living at 619-649-0368 to set up an appointment. ')}