Appointed Executive Chef
At Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel - CA, USA
Ramirez is a reputable culinary artist in both the local Palm Springs and national hospitality landscapes. He most recently held the position of executive chef at King's Highway at Ace Hotel & Swim Club where he introduced an eclectic mix of comfort food with a Southern twist. His decade-plus career also includes tenures with acclaimed, James Beard-nominated chefs Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman, working at several of the duo's restaurants in Memphis and New Orleans, notably serving on the opening culinary teams at the award-winning Hog & Hominy, Josephine Estelle and The Gray Canary.
Familiar yet personal, Ramirez's 4 Saints menu is an ode to the traditions, notes and techniques that have shaped his way of cooking. Combined with high-quality ingredients sourced from Southern California's finest ranches, farms and waters, the result is a soulful interpretation of dry-aged steaks, fresh-caught seafood and seasonal vegetables infused with bold, smoky flavors.
With his appointment, Ramirez also takes the reins as executive chef of Juniper Table, the all-day dining concept adjacent to the lobby of Kimpton The Rowan Palm Springs; the chic, poolside High Bar lounge and restaurant; and banquets and catering for the hotel.