Ranch 45 Adds Award-Winning Chef Aron Schwartz To Culinary Team; Launches New Fall Dinner Menu
Ranch 45 Local Provisions has added award-winning Chef Aron Schwartz to its culinary team. Chef Aron brings his experienced palate, attention to detail and joy of cooking, and lengthy relationships with like-minded local ranchers, farmers, fishermen, and wine growers to the table at Ranch 45.
Most recently coming from the Marriot Marquis in the San Diego Marina, one of San Diego premier luxury hotels, Aron thrived as the executive chef for over 15 years where he built out 3 restaurants and won numerous awards including “Chef of the Fest” at the San Diego Food and Wine Festival. Prior to his time with the Marriot Marquis, Aron served as a chef at Bernard’O Restaurant in San Diego.
Inspired by family traditions
Growing up around fresh, quality food, Aron’s culinary education started at a young age with frequent visits to Chino Farms with his Dad. The taste of the farm-fresh produce and quality ingredients still resonates with him today. When asked about his food inspiration, he will respond with a shake of the head and a smile. It’s family. “Growing up, my family’s dinner table was filled with good food and lively conversation. Everyone should experience dinner at the Schwartz’s table,” Aron shares.
A graduate of the acclaimed Culinary Institute of America, Aron ventured to Charlotte’s in Lakeville Connecticut. Surrounded by beauty of the Berkshires, he created true farm to table meals for their guests. He was introduced to Ronnybrook Farm Dairy and what he describes as the best milk, cream and butter he had ever tasted. This enhanced what he already knew to source the best ingredients and let their flavors shine.
Seeking new opportunities and growth, Schwartz set his sights on Las Vegas, where he worked as sous chef at the famed Lutèce in The Venetian, giving him access to luxurious ingredients that further enhanced his palate and food education.
Aron’s philosophy is to take the finite time he has with his guests, let them leave everything behind and allow the food and company to make it the best part of the day. He wishes to be the escape where beauty and flavors meet to make memories. He says, “Always give people more than what they expect through an unpretentious meal made with the best ingredients in a comfortable setting.”
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New fall menu
Chef Aron features local, seasonal ingredients in his cuisine, which brings his guests the best food in every category. The new fall menu features dishes like Grilled Gem Lettuce with cotija, pumpkin seeds and chipotle vinaigrette, Mushroom Risotto with portobello fries, shaved pecorino and fine herbs and Crispy Five Spice Duck Confit with greens and turmeric truffle vinaigrette.
Join Chef Aron and his wife Pam, Ranch 45 GM and co-Founder, for a seat at the Schwartz’s table for dinner on Thursday to Saturday evenings from 5-8:30PM.
See you there, San Diego!