Ernesto Alvarado Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe Welcomes Chef Ernesto Alvarado

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, a luxury AAA Five Diamond resort, announced the appointment of Ernesto Alvarado as the property’s new Executive Chef.

In this role, he will oversee all culinary operations, menu design, and concept creation, as well as provide guidance and support to the leadership team.

With a career stretching back almost 25 years, Alvarado’s experience spans all realms of the kitchen, from his first job as a dishwasher to working as a chef in various luxury resorts such as The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan in Puerto Rico, Kimpton Seafire Resort & Spa in Grand Cayman; and, most recently, at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, he studied economics at the University of Puerto Rico, but found his true calling in the culinary world. Alvarado firmly believes in August Escoffier’s quote, “Good food is the foundation of genuine happiness.”

“We feel extremely fortunate to have Chef Ernesto joining the Ladies & Gentlemen here in Lake Tahoe,” said Colin Perry, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe.

“With his proven track record at several outstanding resorts and a vivid culinary imagination, he is sure to make our property one of the area’s must-visit culinary destinations.”

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe offers guests an array of dining options, each one utilizing fresh and seasonal ingredients. The fine dining setting at Manzanita features California fare and recently earned Wine Spectator’s 2022 Best of Award of Excellence. Grilled dishes and barbecue are served at The Backyard ski-in/ski-out outdoor restaurant. Contemporary cuisine is complemented by views of the Martis Valley in The Living Room, and The Lake Club offers gourmet culinary options on the shore of Lake Tahoe. Finally, mountain views pair with après ski cocktails at Highlands Bar.

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