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The Team

Executive Chef Nathan Lingle

Meet L’Auberge Del Mar’s Executive Chef, Nathan Lingle. As a culinary professional with 25 years of prestigious industry experience, Lingle most recently served as executive chef and food and beverage director at The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia, and previous to that, he worked as a chef at The Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples in Florida, a Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond property. He was chef de cuisine at Sagamore Resort and Spa in Bolton Landing, New York, and earlier in his career worked in various hotels and inns in Florida and Vermont. Raised in New England, Lingle graduated with honors with an AOS in culinary arts from the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, New York. The dinner menu at KITCHEN 1540 is described by Chef Lingle as “Coastal harvest cuisine, simply prepared, showcasing bold flavors within the changing seasons.”

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Chef de Cuisine Collin Leaver

Chef Collin Leaver is the newest addition to the culinary team at L'Auberge Del Mar.  Most recently, Leaver served as executive sous chef at Quattro Restaurant and Bar at Four Seasons Hotel in Palo Alto, Calif. Prior to that, he served as chef de cuisine at A16 in San Francisco and as sous chef at Michelin-rated SPQR, also in San Francisco. Leaver is skilled at whole animal butchering and is a certified pizzaiolo by Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana in Italy. He graduated from Manhattan College, New York with a bachelor’s degree. Leaver will collaborate with Executive Chef Lingle on menu development, combining his certified pizzaiolo and Italian influences with fresh ingredients to create new and contemporary menus.

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The options are many and the food is always fresh. Whether you dine in our award-winning signature restaurant KITCHEN 1540, take in the fresh ocean breezes on Coastline, kick back poolside at Bleu Bar, or stay cozied up in your guest room, Executive Chef Nathan Lingle and his culinary team will deliver a fresh and authentic experience showcasing local produce and sustainable seafood.

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