Since 2002, Chef Ron Garrido has owned and operated the very successful Avalon Restaurant and Bar in Eureka, California where he describes his cooking style as, “avant-garde regional cuisine.”
Chef Ron is an eight year recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, an award in which the recipient must present complete, accurate wine information. The wine list must include vintages and appellations for all selections. The award is reserved for those who offer a well-chosen selection of quality producers, along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style. Chef Ron has also received accolades from Sunset and Condé Nast Traveler Magazines.
Chef Ron held the Executive Chef position with San Francisco’s famed Carnelian Room and Banker's Club as well as the San Jose Hilton & Towers.
During the peak of its popularity, Chef Ron served as the Executive Sous Chef for Stars Restaurant in San Francisco for six years.
Chef Ron is a strong believer in organic and "farm to table" cuisines and has always converted his operations to his preferred "scratch-cooking" methods. The experience he brings to the Capital Club will be a favorable and welcoming addition to that of his talented predecessor Chef Michael.
When Chef Ron is not using his talent creating new menus or hard at work in the kitchen, he can be found participating in charitable efforts with various women' societies, animal shelters, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program and the Wounded Warrior Project. He enjoys fishing, hunting and especially spending time with his son.