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Award-winning Chef Bernard Guillas joined La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, Inc. as executive chef in June 1994.

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Guillas is responsible for directing the resort’s three restaurants and all catering operations for the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, The Shores Restaurant at the Sea Lodge Hotel, and the landmark Marine Room restaurant.  As executive chef, Guillas oversees all menus, wine lists, and special events.

 

Guillas, no stranger to classic tradition, insists, “a good cook is a sorcerer who dispenses happiness on a plate.”  Born into a family of butchers, bakers, and restaurateurs, Guillas’ Britannic upbringing was influenced by his daily exposure to fine cuisine.  He began his formal training in 1978, at La Bretagne in Questembert, France, where he apprenticed with legendary Georges Paineau.  Over the next six years he expanded his culinary knowledge with several Maitres Cuisinier de France fine dining restaurants. Guillas then moved on to become chef de cuisine at Le Dolmen in French Guyana. 

In 1984, Guillas moved to Washington, D.C. under Pierre Chambrin, former White House executive chef, at Maison Blanche.  Relocating to San Diego in 1989 he spent five years as chef de cuisine at the Grant Grill, in the US Grant Hotel in downtown San Diego’s historic Gaslamp District.  His dedication to his craft has brought him three times as a guest chef to the James Beard House Foundation in New York City.  He was recently voted Chef of the Year by both Chef Magazine, San Diego Magazine and was also awarded the “Best Chef in San Diego” Gold Medallion Award by the San Diego California Restaurant Association. 

Chef Guillas plays an active role in supporting his local community.  He recently hosted the 2006 Davis Cup Tournament at La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club.  He regularly participates in the Share Our Strength Taste of the Nation fund-raiser for hunger relief; Celebrities Cook for Cancer, a fund-raiser that benefits the University of California San Diego Cancer Center and Mama’s Kitchen, an event that raises money to feed AIDS patients in the local community, as well as globally with his annual participation with the Children’s Hospital Fundraiser in Melbourne, Australia.

Guillas is spokesperson for the Macy’s School of Cooking, where he frequently leads food demonstrations.  He travels extensively throughout the world promoting his restaurants and the San Diego region.

Chef Guillas participates in international culinary events, such as the Festival Gourmet in Mexico, the Regent Experience Global Cruises, the Masters of Food and Wine in Melbourne, Australia Chef Guillas is continually showcasing the San Diego restaurant scene.

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Bernard Guillas

Award-winning Chef Bernard Guillas joined La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, Inc. as executive chef in June 1994.

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Bernard Guillas Biography

Guillas is responsible for directing the resort’s three restaurants and all catering operations for the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, The Shores Restaurant at the Sea Lodge Hotel, and the landmark Marine Room restaurant.  As executive chef, Guillas oversees all menus, wine lists, and special events.

 

Guillas, no stranger to classic tradition, insists, “a good cook is a sorcerer who dispenses happiness on a plate.”  Born into a family of butchers, bakers, and restaurateurs, Guillas’ Britannic upbringing was influenced by his daily exposure to fine cuisine.  He began his formal training in 1978, at La Bretagne in Questembert, France, where he apprenticed with legendary Georges Paineau.  Over the next six years he expanded his culinary knowledge with several Maitres Cuisinier de France fine dining restaurants. Guillas then moved on to become chef de cuisine at Le Dolmen in French Guyana. 

In 1984, Guillas moved to Washington, D.C. under Pierre Chambrin, former White House executive chef, at Maison Blanche.  Relocating to San Diego in 1989 he spent five years as chef de cuisine at the Grant Grill, in the US Grant Hotel in downtown San Diego’s historic Gaslamp District.  His dedication to his craft has brought him three times as a guest chef to the James Beard House Foundation in New York City.  He was recently voted Chef of the Year by both Chef Magazine, San Diego Magazine and was also awarded the “Best Chef in San Diego” Gold Medallion Award by the San Diego California Restaurant Association. 

Chef Guillas plays an active role in supporting his local community.  He recently hosted the 2006 Davis Cup Tournament at La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club.  He regularly participates in the Share Our Strength Taste of the Nation fund-raiser for hunger relief; Celebrities Cook for Cancer, a fund-raiser that benefits the University of California San Diego Cancer Center and Mama’s Kitchen, an event that raises money to feed AIDS patients in the local community, as well as globally with his annual participation with the Children’s Hospital Fundraiser in Melbourne, Australia.

Guillas is spokesperson for the Macy’s School of Cooking, where he frequently leads food demonstrations.  He travels extensively throughout the world promoting his restaurants and the San Diego region.

Chef Guillas participates in international culinary events, such as the Festival Gourmet in Mexico, the Regent Experience Global Cruises, the Masters of Food and Wine in Melbourne, Australia Chef Guillas is continually showcasing the San Diego restaurant scene.

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  • How to book Bernard Guillas?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Bernard Guillas for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Bernard Guillas, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Bernard Guillas or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Bernard Guillas?

    Booking fees for Bernard Guillas, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bernard Guillas, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Bernard Guillas?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bernard Guillas for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bernard Guillas for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Bernard Guillas or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Bernard Guillas or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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