Chef Gabe Garcia is the head chef of Tierra Sur at Herzog Wine Cellars, California’s premier fine-dining kosher restaurant.
As a Southern California native, Chef Gabe has developed a deep respect for local agriculture. Using only fresh, locally-sourced ingredients for a true farm-to-table experience, he has become known for his bold dishes of American-inspired cuisine.
Chef Gabe has traveled the nation for public and private events –– adding a five-star touch to every meal. He currently hosts the show “Under the Hood” on Kosher.com and delights fans with his culinary art, a wide range of seasonal recipes and tricks of the trade. In addition to his sought-after, award-winning fare, Chef Gabe also manages Tierra Sur’s staff and has personally selected each member of his team.
With delicious combinations of beautifully presented ingredients, Chef Gabe has raised the bar for kosher dining. He continues to receive national acclaim for his work and has elevated Tierra Sur to be the highest-rated restaurant in a 40-mile radius.
“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, and in each bite, we want to capture the honor that it brings us. It is a hand-to-hand relationship –– from the farmer’s hands, to mine, to yours. It puts emotion into the food and a passion that our guests can taste.”
– Chef Gabe Garcia, Tierra Sur at Herzog Wine Cellars