Former contestant of the fourth season of Bravo's Top Chef specializing in California Mediterranean dishes who became the executive chef at San Francisco's Mission Beach Café. He also became available as a caterer and cooking instructor.
He grew up in Modesto, California where he was a star player on his Los Banos High School varsity basketball team. He began attending California Culinary Academy in 1999.
He had a one year internship at Bistro Roxy in Reno, Nevada before heading to Hawaii where he worked with chefs Peter Merriman and Alan Wong. He also worked under Chef Gary Danko, among others.
He married Lesley Eldrige in September of 2014.
He competed against Spike Mendelsohn on Top Chef.