Industry Update
Appointment14 January 2021

Ryan Mendoza

Appointed Executive Chef
At Nobu Hotel Palo Alto - CA, USA

Ryan Mendoza

Nobu Hotel Palo Alto, Silicon Valley's esteemed 73-room boutique hotel, who recently completed an extensive multi-million dollar renovation to unveil a completely brand-new hotel, has appointed Ryan Mendoza to executive chef. A seasoned veteran in the culinary industry, Chef Mendoza now leads all Nobu Hotel Palo Alto's food and beverage program, which includes creative management and execution of in-room dining, catering, Lobby Bar, and the world-renowned Nobu Restaurant.

A recognized leader within the Nobu brand, Mendoza brings experience from Nobu Los Angeles and Nobu Indian Wells to his new position. Prior to his extensive time at Nobu Los Angeles and Nobu Indian Wells, Mendoza operated as sous chef at The West Hollywood EDITION where he worked for Michelin Star Chef John Fraser and gained management experience assisting with the opening of the restaurant, as well as a line cook at Hinoki & the Bird, all with a skill set developed at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Pasadena. Chef Mendoza enjoys the orchestrated creativity of the kitchen and spends his free time with his beloved family.

Nobu Hospitality LLC

Nobu is one of the premier luxury lifestyle brands in the world and is owned by Chef Nobu, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper. With operations spanning five continents, the Nobu brand thrives in many global capitals as a focal destination.
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