Cesar Garcia - Corporate Chef

Cesar Garcia is the Corporate Executive Chef for Rise & Shine Restaurant Group. Cesar has many years of culinary experience working in the kitchen for international brand hotels such as Four Points by Sheraton to Peohe's serving breakfast for the San Diego Chargers NFL team. Cesar also gained significant knowledge and leadership experience during his employment with Gordon Biersch and Yard House as part of the management teams.

Cesar joined the Rise & Shine Restaurant Group in 2011 working at the Fig Tree Cafe Pacific Beach location. In 2014 he transferred to the Fig Tree Cafe Liberty Station location where he assumed the Executive Kitchen Manager position. It wasn't before long that he was proving himself fit for the Corporate Executive Chef position with the Rise & Shine Restaurant Group. As the company was, and currently is, growing, Cesar now oversees five restaurants and is excited to be apart of all the new restaurant openings in the near future.

Outside of work, Cesar enjoys spending time with his friends and family. Born and raised in La Paz, a small fishing town in Baja Mexico, Cesar grew up a die-hard soccer fan and soaking up the sun along the warm beaches of the Sea of Cortez. He enjoys visiting new restaurants to explore other chefs creations and is always observing nature for colorful plate inspirations and his own new tasty creations. When asked, Cesar states the foundation for a great business lies within respect and loyalty among each other.