Stephen Cook, Executive Chef
Stephen Cook has been involved in the culinary world for the past 15 years. After graduating from The California School of Culinary Arts, Le Cordon Blue Pasadena, he worked for seven years at the Mission Bistro as the Chef de Cuisine under former instructor Chef Richard Hanna. He moved on to work at the Anaheim Marriott as Lead in the Banquet Kitchen, before coming to work at Alta Mira in 2013.
Stephen loves being able to share his passion for food with the clients and staff at Alta Mira. He’s always loved food, and knew he wanted it to play a big part in his life. The bond between chef and patron, he says, is sacred. “Food and sharing food with others holds power, it creates comfort. Conversations and open sharing are a constant at the dinner table.”
He is proud to put his culinary skills to use here, providing high-quality, delicious meals that delight and fortify clients during their stay. In his spare time, you’ll probably find Stephen at a farmers’ market or food show. When he’s not thinking about food, he also enjoys baseball, camping, snowboarding, and reading.