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Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego meet the chef

Fresh, Traditional, Californian

At Our Restaurant in Downtown San Diego

Meet the Chef: Brad Kraten

Chef Brad Kraten

Chef Brad Kraten has California cooking in his blood. Growing up in San Jose, he was steeped in traditional Mexican food and ingredients from a young age. Now, after a 20-year career that has included stints at top Bay Area restaurants like Spago Palo Alto and Park Place Cupertino, Kraten has come full circle, finally having a chance to recreate the flavors he grew up loving. Chef Kraten is committed to sourcing the highest quality and most traditional ingredients for Curadero, buying all his seafood from Baja, masa from a local tortilleria, and dried chiles from Guadalajara.