THE RITZ-CARLTON, HALF MOON BAY

One Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay, California 94019 USA
Phone:  +1 (650) 712-7000   •  Map & Directions
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Navio: Culinary Team

  Executive Chef, Xavier Salomon
  Chef de Cuisine, Sean Eastwood

Executive Chef, Xavier Salomon



Xavier Salomon
Fourth in his family, and only second in The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company to earn the title Maître Cuisinier de France (French Master Chef), Xavier Salomon is a fifth-generation restaurateur with a passion for food that began at his family’s kitchen table in Savoie, France. His European tenure includes training under Jo Rostang at his Michelin three-star restaurant La Bonne Auberge in Antibes, France. Chef Salomon continued his education at Le Bateau Ivre in Courcheval and graduated from Thonon les Bains Culinary Academy. In 1991 he joined The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company as the executive chef at The Ritz-Carlton, Aspen and in 1996, he moved to Atlanta as executive chef at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead. 

Chef Salomon joined The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay in July 2001, where he oversees all dining experiences at the Northern California resort, including the signature fine dining restaurant Navio, The Conservatory Lounge, The Library, and 17,000-square-feet of banquet and wedding suites and ballrooms.
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Chef de Cuisine, Sean Eastwood



Sean Eastwood
Chef Sean Eastwood has a 20-year culinary career stretching across both Europe and the United States. Trained in classical French culinary techniques, he worked in France with renowned three-star Michelin chef Paul Bocuse and in Britain with two-star Michelin chef Raymond Blanc. Arriving in the San Francisco Bay Area more than fifteen years ago, he joined the kitchen at La Folie with legendary San Francisco Chef Roland Passot. He was then tapped as opening Chef de Cuisine of Kokkari, where he explored and enhanced his love of Mediterranean influences and ingredients. Since then he has served as owner and Executive Chef for several restaurant ventures throughout California and across the United States. Chef Sean Eastwood brings his own philosophy to the new menu at Navio, centered around local coastal California cuisine though influenced by both his classic French training and Mediterranean techniques.
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