Stanly Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection, an award-winning luxury resort and culinary haven sprawling over 700-acres in Southern Napa Valley is pleased to announce the promotion of Anthony Stagnaro to Executive Chef.
Stanly Ranch has redefined Napa Valley for the epicurious – and while it is an oasis for wine enthusiasts, it is also a destination for much more – farm-to-table cuisine, organic farming practices, an inventive cocktail and mocktail program, a spotlight of local and regional purveyors, and several opportunities to further food education, both in and out of the kitchen.
Chef Anthony has been with the hotel since before it opened, and has had an immeasurable influence on the culinary program. A native to California, he began his culinary career at just 15 years old, working alongside his father who at the time was the Executive Chef at Edgewood Lake Tahoe. Chef Anthony has gone on to cook alongside some of America’s most revered chefs, including Michael Voltaggio and Dominique Ansel. Most recently, he served as the Chef de Cuisine at The Grand Del Mar, a triple Five Diamond Resort in San Diego, California.
“Stanly Ranch has been home to me for the past several years, so I am overjoyed to begin this new role as the leader of our culinary team,” said Executive Chef Anthony Stagnaro. “Our signature restaurant, Bear, focuses on ingredients directly sourced from our neighborhood farmers, fermentation and seasonality. Beyond Bear, you have the locally-inspired Gavel, our poolside bar, aa prolific chef’s garden and even a new ice cream shop – making every dining experience at Stanly Ranch one-of-a-kind. I am excited to continue introducing unique culinary concepts to our local visitors and guests.”
Embracing his Northern California roots, Chef Anthony will continue to drive the culinary program utilizing fresh ingredients and produce, partnering with local partners and purveyors, and sharing dishes that are uncompressed in quality, yet packed in flavor and authenticity.