DEL MAR, Calif. – L’Auberge Del Mar, the iconic Del Mar seaside village resort, has appointed Christopher Carriker as its new executive chef. At L’Auberge Del Mar, he will be in charge of the property’s three venues – signature restaurant KITCHEN 1540, the Living Room’s Coastline Deck and Bleu Bar. In addition, he will also oversee the menu planning and catering operations for banquets, weddings, meetings, special events and in-room dining.
“Chef Chris brings a proven history of high performance and kitchen excellence to this position, as well as having an outstanding record of team leadership and innovative restaurant expertise. As we move forward in the evolution of KITCHEN 1540, we are confident Chris will play an important role in exciting new developments,” said Robert Gregson, general manager for the 121-room resort.
Carriker, born and raised along Puget Sound in Washington, has been working as a chef in the culinary arena for 14 years. Most recently, Carriker served as executive chef at International Smoke in San Diego, prepping for Chef Michael Mina’s first venture in San Diego, and served as a task force chef for other restaurants in the Mina group. Prior to that position, he was the chef de cuisine at Avant Restaurant in San Diego’s Rancho Bernardo Inn. His many years of working in Portland earned him a reputation for his forward-thinking farm fresh sensibilities displayed at several restaurants including 23Hoyt, Caprial’s Westmoreland Kitchen and other venues. Carriker earned additional high regard and notoriety as executive chef at Portland’s former Gilt Club. During his time there, he traveled to New York City to cook a dinner at the James Beard House and appear in an episode of the Food Network’s “Meat & Potatoes.”
In 2000, he received his culinary arts degree from Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Oregon.
About L’Auberge Del Mar
Located in the heart of the coastal Southern California village Del Mar, L'Auberge Del Mar, managed by Noble House Hotels & Resorts, overlooks the Pacific Ocean offering a resort experience reminiscent of a private seaside estate. This intimate hotel presents 121 recently refurbished guest rooms and suites, refreshing dining options, a full service beach house-style 5,000-square-foot spa, a private path for easy beach access, tennis courts, a 24-hour fitness center and a peaceful pool area with whirlpool. An array of dining and drink selections includes the award-winning KITCHEN 1540, L’Auberge Del Mar’s Living Room for handcrafted cocktails and tasty appetizers, the Living Room’s Coastline Deck for ocean view al fresco dining, and the lively poolside Bleu Bar for libations and nibbles. For more information, please visit www.LAubergeDelMar.com or www.noblehousehotels.com.
About Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd.
A privately held company for more than 35 years, Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd. was founded in 1979 by Owner and Chairman Patrick R. Colee as a commercial property development group, later transitioning in 1994 to the dynamic hospitality ownership and management company it is today. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington and continuously growing, Noble House owns and manages an upscale portfolio of 20 distinct and visually captivating hotel properties, over 50 restaurants, bars, and lounges, the Napa Valley Wine Train, and a collection of spas, marinas, and private residences throughout the U.S. and Canada. A range of beachfront resorts spanning California and Florida, luxury retreats in Jackson Hole, WY, British Columbia, and Colorado, and a collection of urban hotels in Seattle, San Francisco, and College Station, TX make up the diverse group of destinations. Built upon a philosophy that emphasizes location, distinction, and soul, Noble House Hotels & Resorts dedicates itself to creating and managing exceptional properties that celebrate the local destination that surrounds.
For more information, visit www.NobleHouseHotels.com or call Noble House Hotels & Resorts at 877.NOBLE.TRIP.
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