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Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley

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

Rogelio Garcia

Executive Chef, Auro and TRUSS Restaurant + Bar

“Believe in your infinite potential; your limitations are those you set upon yourself.”


Four Seasons Tenure

  • Since 2022
  • First Four Seasons Assignment: current

Employment History

  • Luce; Spruce; The Commissary; Angèle; The French Laundry; Calistoga Ranch; Cyrus


  • Mexico City, Mexico

Languages Spoken

  • 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.

At Michelin-starred Auro, Chef Garcia references 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.

Set within a world-class vineyard and nestled amid the captivating hillsides and mineral hot springs of Calistoga in Napa Valley, Auro stands as a testament to gastronomic excellence. Under Chef Garcia’s guidance, Auro quickly earned accolades, including a coveted Michelin star from the 2023 Michelin Guide California just eight months after opening. Auro holds the distinction of being Calistoga's only Michelin-starred restaurant. Auro was also awarded the Wine Spectator 2023 "Best of Award of Excellence."

Chef Garcia is a 2024 finalist for “Best Chef: California” by the James Beard Foundation. He is also a Bravo’s Top Chef Season 15 alumnus and upcoming author of Convivir: Modern Mexican Cooking in California’s Wine Country.

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 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 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.

Embracing his culinary heritage, Chef Garcia feels inspired by his return to wine country. He is committed to showcasing the stories of local farmers and producers through his innovative dishes, aiming to create a unique, distinguished fine dining experience at Auro that leaves a lasting impression on guests long after their meal.