LUCY RESTAURANT & BAR AT BARDESSONO APPOINTS KYLE YOUNG AS EXECUTIVE SOUS CHEF
Bardessono Hotel & Spa, the luxurious, LEED Platinum Certified wine country retreat in the heart of Napa Valley, has announced the appointment of Kyle Young as the new executive sous chef. As the sous chef, Young works closely with Executive Chef Nate Lindsay and is responsible for planning and directing food preparation, supervising culinary staff and assisting in the development and execution of new menu items. Young’s comprehensive industry experience and passion for fresh food aligns seamlessly with Lucy’s farm-to-table philosophy and mission to produce an unparalleled level of excellence and freshness with every dish.
“Kyle Young is a vibrant chef who brings an unparalleled culinary vision and unique perspective to our team of talented chefs at Lucy Restaurant & Bar,” said Executive Chef of Lucy Restaurant & Bar at Bardessono, Nate Lindsay. “I am very excited and pleased to have him on my team.”
Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, Kyle Young realized his love of food by accident. At 16-years-old, Young had his first restaurant experience as a dishwasher at Casa Sanchez-Mom’s restaurant in Tucson and continued on as a cook at The Fox & Hound restaurant in Tucson only a year later. Young quickly gained the skills and industry insight needed to climb his way up the culinary ladder
“I was fortunate enough to discover my love of the food industry at a young age,” says Kyle Young, executive sous chef at Lucy Restaurant & Bar. “The excitement of the kitchen and the incredible industry talent I am surrounded by continues to inspire me, and I am excited to share my inspiration with Bardessono and Lucy guests.”
A self-taught Chef, Young continued to learn from industry experts and colleagues. He credits a majority of his success to his time spent as a chef at the award-winning restaurant, Bistro Zin in Tucson. In 2011, Young made his move to Napa, Calif., determined to become an established culinary name in the Golden State. He honed in on his craft at a number of California-based restaurants including Brix, Angele, La Toque and The Grill at Meadowood until he made his way to Lucy Restaurant & Bar in June 2015.
Supported by his wife Hannah, and children Harper and James, Young is pushing the boundaries of farm-to-table cuisine. With the help of two-year-old daughter Harper, Young tends to his at-home culinary garden during his off-time, operating around a concept similar to Lucy’s Garden. Through his work at Bardessono, Young hopes to help educate today’s youth on the importance of fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.
Operating around a food and beverage philosophy ruled by the seasons, Lucy Restaurant & Bar has become a Napa Valley favorite and iconic experience that emphasizes local production and sourcing. The rotating menu uses only local-sourced and freshly picked ingredients when possible from the onsite culinary garden. The culinary team at Lucy is passionate about working closely with Napa Valley farmers and organic dairy producers to create locally-inspired dishes.
Nestled in the heart of Yountville, Bardessono prides itself on offering a mindful approach to living the good life. “Deep green” with luxury, a subtle aesthetic, privacy and graciousness, Bardessono models hospitality with enduring expressions of land and family that fostered and sustained the original Bardessono family farmstead. The hotel boasts Lucy Restaurant & Bar with its own on-site, CCOF (California Certified Organic Farming) culinary garden, and a full service spa as well as personalized spa treatment areas in each of its guest rooms.
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