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Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley

  • 400 Silverado Trail, Calistoga, California, 94515, USA
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Joshua Gaulin

Executive Pastry Chef

 

Four Seasons Tenure

  • Since 2020
  • First Four Seasons Assignment: Current

Employment History

  • Quince, San Francisco; MICHAEL MINA, San Francisco; RN74, San Francisco; The Restaurant at Meadowood, St. Helena

Birthplace

  • Richmond, Virginia, USA

Languages Spoken

  • English

Pastry Chef Joshua Gaulin oversees the dynamic pastry programs at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley and TRUSS Restaurant and Bar.

Gaulin seeks to maximise the bounty of fresh produce and ingredients in Northern California to create approachable yet sophisticated and artistic desserts. For the Resort, Gaulin oversees the pastry programs for all banquets and events, conceiving classic interpretations of viennoiserie, breads, desserts, wedding cakes, and more, in addition to special offerings for theRresort’s elevated in-room dining experience. At TRUSS Restaurant + Bar, located on-property, Gaulin’s pastry program features minimalistic presentations combined with depth of flavour, expert techniques, and a nod to nostalgia. His affinity for the artistry of dessert fuels his work, as he finds excitement in the endless possibilities of building a pastry program from the ground up.

Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Gaulin began his hospitality career as a server then cook at a private club, where he had the opportunity to learn the basics and stage at notable restaurants in the area. In 2012, he moved from Virginia to Napa Valley, where he worked as chef de partie at the acclaimed three-Michelin-starred The Restaurant at Meadowood in St. Helena. Then, in 2015, Gaulin was appointed pastry chef at Chef Michael Mina’s RN74 in San Francisco, followed by stints as executive pastry chef at Mina’s eponymous flagship restaurant, MICHAEL MINA, and three-Michelin-starred Quince. Gaulin points to the mentorship of top-tier talents including Chris Kostow, Daniel Ryan, Michael Mina and Shawn Gawle as helping to guide his career, expand his love for pastry, and enable him to refine his craft.

Outside the kitchen, Gaulin enjoys exploring and dining his way through Sonoma and Napa. He currently resides in Santa Rosa, California.