Gabe Garcia serves as head chef of Tierra Sur at Herzog Wine Cellars. As a Southern California native, Chef Gabe has developed a deep respect for local agriculture. He creates bold and exciting new dishes of American-inspired cuisine while using ingredients sourced fresh from local farmers.
Throughout Southern California, Chef Gabe also shares his culinary art as a chef for public and private events – putting a five-star touch to every dish. In addition to award winning and nationally recognized fare, Chef Gabe also manages Tierra Sur’s deciated staff of cooks and pantry personnel.
With delicious combinations of beautifully-presented ingredients, Chef Gabe has helped to transform Tierra Sur into Ventura County’s highest-rated restaurant and continues to receive national acclaim.
“For me, cooking is an expression of the relationship that I have with the growers, with my team and my kitchen and with the people who enjoy our food. I want to honor all of the hard work that it takes to grow and produce these ingredients; I want to reflect that care and dedication in the effort that my team and I put into each dish. Our guests have chosen our dining room to make special memories in, and in each bite – we want to capture the honor that it brings us. It is a hand-to-hand relationship, from the farmers, to mine, to yours. It puts an emotion into the food – a passion that our guests can taste.”
– Chef Gabe Garcia, Tierra Sur at Herzog Wine Cellars