OPENING SUMMER 2024

Paying tribute to the original Californian ranchero, La Vaquera’s thoughtfully crafted menu reflects both the past and present of San Juan Capistrano, its local terrain, and the generations of people who have settled there.

CHEF AARON ZIMMER

An alumnus of the Culinary Institute of America, Aaron began his career with an apprenticeship at the Ritz Carlton, Buckhead under Gunter Seeger. Then for nearly a decade Aaron traveled extensively and worked with a wide range of world-renowned chefs such as Roland Passot, Laurent Gras, Francesco Berardinelli, and Eric Ziebold until landing in his own kitchen at the Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay. He has cultivated a long career as Executive Chef and Director of Operations in premier locations with leading brands including Rosewood Hotel Group, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, and the Google Mountain View campus. Aaron is eager to bring an innovative culinary experience to La Vaquera that is deeply rooted in San Juan Capistrano’s history.

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