Taking the lead of the culinary concepts within Kimpton The Rowan Palm Springs is Executive Chef Ysaac Ramirez, who reintroduces 4 Saints - the celebrated Palm Springs rooftop dining destination - with a fresh take on modern American fare. A California native who refined his craft in the South, Ramirez applies his distinct culinary style, rooted in contemporary Southern comfort with Latin influence, to elevated desert dining at the newly re-concepted 4 Saints.
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.