David Kinch. Chef-Proprietor
David Kinch’s singular style of American cooking has placed him on the world culinary map, and assured his legacy in the advancement of California cuisine in the 21st century. His philosophy is fostered by the terroir or “sense of place” of the California Coast, and the kind of ingredient-driven cooking and modern technique he studied in France, Spain, Germany, Japan, and the United States. In 2006, he formed an exclusive partnership with Cynthia Sandberg of Love Apple Farms in
the Santa Cruz Mountains, which supplies Manresa with year-round provisions and vegetables grown using biodynamic practices. By sourcing his own produce by sustainable methods, he is creating a closed circle between guests, the farm, and his cuisine. He has won the Best Chef in America award for the Pacific region from the James Beard Foundation. Manresa has been awarded two Michelin stars for five consecutive years.