Pacific Northwest Inspired Cuisine
Meet Our Executive Chef
“Bend’s food scene keeps growing which is great! It feels amazing to be a part of such an ever growing hospitality. It’s about time to visit Juniper Preserve.”
Born and raised in Reno, Nevada. Ryan attended culinary school at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco shortly after high school. Since graduating from CCA in 2009, he has enjoyed the opportunity to work at several amazing properties, namely, the Ritz Carlton in Lake Tahoe. Additionally, Ryan has held the role of Chef de Cuisine at well-known restaurants along the west coast for the past three years, specifically, Tasty ‘n Alder in Portland and Bos Taurus in Bend.
He met his wife, Kayla, while in Portland working at Tasty ‘n Alder. They now have two children, Forest who is six and Juniper who is two. Both of their children are little foodies (just like their parents). Forest’s favorite food is seafood (oysters and shrimp are his favorite). Juniper is the little sous chef and always by her dad’s side when he’s cooking at home. The family loves being outdoors as much as possible and going on bike rides and hikes all around beautiful Central Oregon.