TASTE Executive Chef, Graham Zimmerman

TASTE Executive Chef, Graham Zimmerman

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After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park in 2007, Graham Zimmerman moved to the Napa Valley in 2010, securing the position of executive sous chef at St. Helena’s iconic Harvest Inn. He was also sous chef for the team at Eiko’s Napa when it first opened, and before that, assisted in the launch of Morimoto Napa.

Spearheading the launch of TASTE, Zimmerman will introduce new menu items indicative of the “new American cuisine” movement. The focus is on simple preparations, letting the freshness and vibrant flavors of the region’s ingredients shine through. TASTE, which is slated to open in late March, will also have a strong emphasis on curated cocktails, serving only the finest spirits and elixirs and “hyper-local” brews.

 
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ASHLEY SIRAGUSA, GM

Hailing from a rich history in the food and beverage industry, TASTE General Manager, Ashley Siragusa began her career at the age of fourteen assisting in her uncle's Italian restaurant where her father was also a chef. She held positions such as server and bartender, but her talents led her into the operations / management focus at the age of twenty-one. Throughout the years, Siragusa's expertise include positions at independent restaurant concepts where she brought forth innovation and impactful leadership. Most recently, she was a part of the food & beverage management team as the renowned Streamsong Resort. TASTE patrons can look forward to inspired dining experience complete with innovative cocktails and exemplary service.