Los Gatos, CA
David Kinch is an American chef at the forefront of a new contemporary California cuisine. His pursuit for exceptional ingredients has inspired an exclusive partnership with biodynamic farm owner Cynthia Sandberg of Love Apple Farm, where all of the vegetables are grown for his critically-acclaimed restaurant Manresa in Los Gatos. By producing his own fruits and vegetables, he is creating a closed loop between the garden and his highly personal haute cuisine, and setting a new benchmark for California cuisine in the 21st century. His philosophy is fostered by the terroir or the “sense of place” of the California Coast, and the kind of ingredient-driven cooking and modern technique he studied in France, Spain, Germany, Japan and the United States.
Manresa has been awarded two Michelin stars for four consecutive years, received international acclaim as one of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants by Restaurant magazine, and has been named America’s Top 50 Restaurants by Gourmet magazine. Manresa has received four stars from The San Francisco Chronicle, The San Jose Mercury News and The Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Award. David was awarded the Best Chefs in America award for the Pacific region from the James Beard Foundation, and won the cooking competition on Food Network’s Iron Chef America.