Cook With Chef Rogelio Garcia

Chef Rogelio Garcia Bio

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Location

San Francisco, CA
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Experience

Chef de Cuisine Michelin-starred Spruce Restaurant, San Francisco
Chef Rogelio Garcia
Cuisine

Cuisine Specialties

Mexican
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Credentials

Top Chef Contenstant Season 15
Born in Mexico and raised in Northern California with deep connections to local farmers, Chef Rogelio Garcia’s cooking showcases Mexican culinary techniques and locally sourced ingredients.
Chef Garcia began working in Northern California kitchens at the age of 15, when he landed a job as a dishwasher in Napa while still in high school. By the age of 31, he had earned his first Michelin star at Spruce in San Francisco, one of only a handful of Mexican chefs worldwide to do so. Chef Garcia’s culinary career includes positions at two-Michelin starred Cyrus in Healdsburg, where he worked under Chef Douglas Keane, and as Chef de Partie at French Laundry. As Executive Chef at Angele; and then at The Commissary, he received 3 stars from renowned San Francisco Chronicle food critic Michael Bauer. Chef Garcia earned one Michelin star at Spruce for 2018 and 2019. He’s currently the Chef at Michelin-starred Luce in San Francisco’s Intercontinental Hotel. Chef Rogelio is a Bravo Top Chef Season 15 alum and has been a featured chef at the famed James Beard Foundation House.

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