Executive Chef, Auro and TRUSS Restaurant + Bar
Four Seasons Tenure
- Since 2022
- First Four Seasons Assignment: current
- Luce; Spruce; The Commissary; Angèle; The French Laundry; Calistoga Ranch; Cyrus
- Mexico City, Mexico
- English, Spanish
As Executive Chef of Auro and TRUSS Restaurant + Bar at Four Seasons Resort Napa Valley, Chef Rogelio Garcia combines his impressive culinary prowess with a passion to showcase the region’s legendary terroir, produce, and ingredients.
Chef Garcia helms the kitchen of Auro, which will reference his global cooking techniques to create a menu that spotlights Napa Valley produce and artisans at the forefront and pairs exquisitely with local world-class wines. Additionally, Chef Garcia oversees the talented team of chefs and adds his culinary touch to TRUSS Restaurant + Bar, the Resort’s must-visit destination since its November 2021 opening, offering seasonal fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as bar bites, signature cocktails and exquisite fine wine at the vibrant bar and fireside lounge spaces, a coffee bar, and an al fresco demonstration kitchen featuring an Argentinian wood-burning grill.
Born in Mexico City and raised in Los Angeles and Napa, Chef Garcia's culinary interest was sparked at an after-school job as a dishwasher at a restaurant in Yountville. Rising through the kitchen ranks, Chef Garcia held positions in some of wine country’s most respected restaurants including at two-Michelin-starred Cyrus in Healdsburg under the guidance of renowned Chef Douglas Keane, as Executive Sous Chef at Calistoga Ranch, as Chef de Partie at the iconic, three-Michelin-starred The French Laundry, and finally as Executive Chef at Angèle along the Napa River. Following his time in wine country, Chef Garcia set forth to San Francisco where he spent the last seven years perfecting his craft at notable restaurants such as Traci des Jardins’ The Commissary, then at Michelin-starred Spruce, earning Michelin stars of his own in 2018 and 2019. Most recently, Chef Garcia led the team at Luce in San Francisco’s InterContinental Hotel. Additionally, Chef Garcia is an alumnus of Bravo’s Top Chef Season 15 and author of an upcoming cookbook, Convivir: Modern Mexican Cooking in California’s Wine Country.
Chef Garcia feels inspired by his return to his culinary roots in wine country and looks forward to telling the stories of the incredible local farmers and producers through his dishes, and crafting a fresh, distinguished, fine dining experience for guests that leaves a lasting impression long after their meal.