Executive Chef – Jared Montarbo
Chef Jared Montarbo, a Bay Area native, was introduced to cooking at a very young age in the kitchen of his family home. His mentor and teacher was his grandmother, from whom he learned about beautiful, fresh ingredients and the power of good food and company. His appetite for cooking was so undeniable that he made the decision to enroll in the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco at the age of 17 and graduated with a degree in Culinary Arts at the same time his friends were graduating high school.
The genesis of Chef Montarbo’s professional career was when he was hired as a prep cook at Wolfgang Puck’s famed restaurant, Spago, in Palo Alto. He was quickly promoted to a line cook and from there, Chef Montarbo escalated up the ranks of the Wolfgang Puck Restaurant Group. He made his mark in such notable eateries as Spago, Postrio, Brasserie Puck and Lupo in Las Vegas and also worked at Spago, Beverly Hills before receiving a promotion to Executive Chef at Spago in Beaver Creek, a premier ski haven in Colorado.
After being away from the Bay Area, Chef Montarbo was driven to return to California, where the fresh ingredients that he loves to showcase are plentiful and readily accessible. As Executive Chef of Alexander’s Steakhouse, Silicon Valley, he welcomes the new challenges of leading the flagship restaurant. Chef Montarbo is devoted to the philosophy of creating a memorable and unique dining experience that honors the purity of the very best ingredients he can source. His primary goal is to have each and every guest feel as welcome and comfortable as if they were dining in his own home.