Thursday, May 28, 2009

Charlie Parker at Bonny Doon

Manresa congratulates Executive Chef Charlie Parker on the highly anticipated opening of Randall Grahm's Bonny Doon Vineyard Cellar Door Café in Santa Cruz, California. A former sous-chef at Manresa, Parker has been tapped to helm the kitchen of the newly expanded café located in the tasting room of Bonny Doon Vineyards. With initial menu consultation by David Kinch, Parker is fully in charge of the menu and is poised to make the Cellar Door Café the premier dining destination in Santa Cruz. Kinch has finished his consultation with Bonny Doon and has high praise for Parker. "I have watched Charlie grow professionally for years now, and I am very proud of him," says Kinch. "He is in a perfect position to run his own kitchen now and I know he will grasp this opportunity and make the most of it. He is ready to make his mark."