Chef and Owner Aaron Nielsen was born August 2nd 1982 in San Francisco California to David Nielsen and Carolyn Lambel. Chef Aaron grew up in the Central Valley attending Hoover High School and Fresno State University all while getting his start in the food service business by working for such places as Uncle Harrys, Me N Eds Pizza and Campagnia all before moving to Atlanta Georgia in 2008 to attend Le Cordon Bleu Culinary academy.
Working in some of the best kitchens in the country Chef Aaron has worked in such cities as Atlanta, New York, Chattanooga, Boston, Vail, Jackson Hole and Boulder. In his travels he has worked in such cuisines as Japanese, Southern American, California Cuisine, Italian, Middle Eastern and many other global cuisines. In culinary school Chef Aaron was a finalist in San Pellegrino Next Almost Famous Chef competition, won a gold medal in knife skills and was a member of the ACF hot food team. Always working harder and longer than his peers he quickly rose to the top as Executive Chef of the Boulder Dushanbe Tea House in Boulder Colorado where he took the restaurant to new heights.
For ten years it has always been the plan to return to Fresno with the specific training to take the food in the Valley to new heights. Chef Aaron is active in the local community helping combat hunger as well as many community organizations such as The Evangel Home of Fresno, The Poverello House and The Boy Scouts of America where Chef Aaron received his Eagle Scout Award. It is Chef Aarons dream to bring a James Beard Award to Fresno and to truly make his mark on the world one dish at a time.