Omni La Costa Resort & Spa Appoints John Beriker as Executive Chef to Lead Culinary Team

Chef John Beriker

Carlsbad, CA (March 6, 2023) – Omni La Costa Resort & Spa [1] is
pleased to announce the appointment of Chef John Beriker to its culinary
team as Executive Chef, overseeing the resort’s extensive food and
beverage operations, including the property’s signature restaurants
VUE and Bar Traza, along with all catering for meetings, banquets, and
much more.    

Chef John Beriker brings over 30 years of experience to the team at Omni
La Costa Resort & Spa, having traveled the globe cooking in some of the
world’s best kitchens. Chef Beriker learned the hospitality trade at a
young age from his father, and after honing his skills at culinary
school, Chef Beriker worked for Wolfgang Puck at the world-famous
Restaurant Spago in Hollywood, California. He then took his talents to
Australia where he took on the role of Executive Chef at the Five Star
Swissotel Merchant Court. He later worked at the world-renowned Fairmont
Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten in Hamburg, Germany, where he earned the title
of _Best New Chef of the Year_ from the prestigious Gault Millau.

Throughout his career, Chef Beriker has owned award-winning restaurants
and penned his own cookbook for the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. He has spent
the last several years refining his craft with stints in Thailand, Guam,
and Singapore where his restaurant was awarded _Best New Restaurant of
the Year _by the Ministry of Tourism.

“I am incredibly honored to join the culinary team at Omni La
Costa,” said Chef Beriker. “My travels have taught me that food can
bring you home no matter where you are, and I’m excited to make Omni
La Costa home for many through our food and service.”

Chef Beriker will oversee all food and beverage operations on the property,
encompassing catering, banquets, meetings, and all on-property dining
venues; most notably, VUE [3], a lively and contemporary restaurant
offering “VUEs” of the resort’s iconic golf grounds and lush,
green rolling hills, and Bar Traza [4], a Spanish Colonial-inspired
setting offering rustic Mediterranean shared plates.

One project that Chef Beriker is excited to bring to his new role is the
Test Kitchen Series [2], an intimate, family-style dining experience
where guests can interact directly with Chef Beriker and his team.
Through this series, guests will be able to “VUE” an exclusive
behind-the-scenes glimpse of what is currently inspiring Chef Beriker
and his team by trying an ever-changing line-up of 6-8 dishes in
development for the menu; guests will be able to explore new flavors,
share direct feedback with Chef Beriker, and have the opportunity to
influence future menus. …

For more information and reservations, please visit
https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/san-diego-la-costa [1]
or follow the hotel on
Instagram at @omnilacosta [5].

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 About Omni Hotels & Resorts  
Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at
over 51 distinct hotels and resorts in the country’s most popular
leisure and business destinations across the United States, Canada, and
Mexico. With more than 21 iconic golf courses and multiple short
courses, 24 award-winning spas featured in dynamic locales nationwide,
every Omni proudly opens its doors to share the true spirit of its
destination. Reflected through local color, personalized service, unique
wellness options, signature restaurants, and creative culinary offerings,
Omni leaves a lasting impression on every guest and a heightened
recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest® loyalty
program. Omni is committed to reducing hunger and is on a mission
through its Say Goodnight to Hunger initiative, to provide millions of
meals each year for food banks to feed children, families, and seniors
in communities in which it operates. Through its partnership with Shared
Hope International, Omni is dedicated to the education and training of
its associates to help combat human trafficking. Omni Hotels & Resorts
is the official hotel of the PGA TOUR® and PGA TOUR Champions. For
information or to book accommodations, visit 
omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.  

 

About Omni La Costa Resort and Spa
An escape from every day, Omni La Costa Resort & Spa was initially created
 as a playground for celebrities and athletes with every amenity
imaginable and is now the perfect destination for family vacations,
meetings and events, and more. The Spanish Mission-style property boasts
over 600 guestrooms, suites, and villas, 170,000 square feet of meeting
and event space, an Athletic Club, and eight sparking pools including an
adults-only pool and exhilarating waterslides. Two iconic golf courses,
Champions & Legends are complemented by the Golf Performance Institute,
offering Southern California’s most comprehensive game improvement
program. The 43,000-square-foot Spa at La Costa includes a private pool,
waterfall showers, café, and therapeutic reflexology path. Acclaimed
restaurants – Bob’s Steak & Chop House, VUE, and Bar Traza – present an
updated take on local cuisine. For more information, call (800) 854-5000
or visit omnilacosta.com.  

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