Omni La Costa appoints John Beriker as Executive Chef to lead culinary team

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa is pleased to announce the appointment of Chef John Beriker to its culinary team as Executive Chef, overseeing the resort’s extensive food and beverage operations, including the property’s signature restaurants VUE and Bar Traza, along with all catering for meetings, banquets, and much more.   

Chef John Beriker brings over 30 years of experience to the team at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, having traveled the globe cooking in some of the world’s best kitchens. Chef Beriker learned the hospitality trade at a young age from his father, and after honing his skills at culinary school, Chef Beriker worked for Wolfgang Puck at the world-famous Restaurant Spago in Hollywood, California. He then took his talents to Australia where he took on the role of Executive Chef at the Five Star Swissotel Merchant Court. He later worked at the world-renowned Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten in Hamburg, Germany, where he earned the title of Best New Chef of the Year from the prestigious Gault Maillau.

Throughout his career, Chef Beriker has owned award-winning restaurants and penned his own cookbook for the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. He has spent the last several years refining his craft with stints in Thailand, Guam, and Singapore where his restaurant was awarded Best New Restaurant of the Year by the Ministry of Tourism.

“I am incredibly honored to join the culinary team at Omni La Costa,” said Chef Beriker. “My travels have taught me that food can bring you home no matter where you are, and I’m excited to make Omni La Costa home for many through our food and service.”

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Chef Beriker will oversee all food and beverage operations on property, encompassing catering, banquets, meetings, and all on-property dining venues; most notably, VUE, a lively and contemporary restaurant offering “VUEs” of the resort’s iconic golf grounds and lush, green rolling hills, and Bar Traza, a Spanish Colonial-inspired setting offering rustic Mediterranean shared plates.

One project that Chef Beriker is excited to bring to his new role is the Test Kitchen Series, an intimate, family-style dining experience where guests can interact directly with Chef Beriker and his team. Through this series, guests will be able to “VUE” an exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpse of what is currently inspiring Chef Beriker and his team by trying an ever-changing line-up of 6-8 dishes in development for the menu; guests will be able to explore new flavors, share direct feedback with Chef Beriker, and have the opportunity to influence future menus.

Tags: culinary team, Executive Chef, John Beriker, lead, Omni La Costa

Media, Dallas, Texas

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