Executive Chef Bernard Guillas
The Marine Room Restaurant, La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club
The Shores Restaurant
La Jolla, California –
Maître Cuisinier de France Bernard Guillas is the executive chef of the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, the Shores Restaurant at the La Jolla Shores Hotel, and the landmark AAA 4-diamond Marine Room restaurant in California.
Right at home in La Jolla, Guillas’ affinity for the coastal lifestyle reminded him of his home in Brittany. He learned his alchemy early. Born into a family of butchers, bakers, and restaurateurs, Guillas’ Britannic upbringing was influenced by his daily exposure to food. He began his formal training at Le Bretagne Restaurant in Questembert, France with the legendary Georges Paineau. Jumping continents, Guillas worked at Maison Blanche restaurant in Washington DC under Pierre Chambrin, former White House executive chef. Guillas moved to San Diego as the Chef de Cuisine of the Grant Grill, located in the historic US Grant Hotel. Guillas has been the Executive Chef of the Marine Room Restaurant and La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club Inc. since 1994.
In 2018, Chef Bernard was inducted in to the Académie Culinaire de France as well as the Disciples of Escoffier International.An avid culinary explorer, Guillas has a roster of impressive credits that include appearances on The Today show, Martha Stewart Radio, James Beard House, Food Arts Magazine and the Discovery Channel’s Great Chefs of the World television series. Guillas was named Chef Magazine’s Chef of the Year and San Diego’s Best Chef numerous times.
Guillas is the author of two award winning cookbooks, Flying Pans “Two Chefs One World “ and Two Chefs One Catch, “A Culinary Exploration of Seafood” co-authored with chef Ron Oliver. Flying Pans was awarded two IACP book of the year awards in the categories of Chefs and Restaurants and the coveted People’s Choice and top 10 Cookbook at Book Expo America. Two Chefs One Catch was awarded cookbook of the year by the San Diego Book Awards Association.
Chef Guillas promotes sustainability and plays an active role in supporting his local community. His philanthropic interests benefit local and international charities while traveling extensively throughout the world promoting the San Diego region and the Marine Room restaurant.
Bernard Guillas /Executive Chef / Maîtres Cuisiniers de France
La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club /Marine Room
2000 Spindrift Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037
P: 760 214 2524