Ari Weiswasser

Chef
Ari Weiswasser

Sonoma

About Ari Weiswasser

Weiswasser, a Food & Wine People’s Best New Chef 2015, spent his formidable culinary years in numerous fine-dining establishments in New York City and Philadelphia, mastering the fundamentals of elevated cuisine and service before moving to California and deciding to do things differently at Glen Ellen Star. He then spent two years at Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry in Yountville before opening Glen Ellen Star across the street from his wife’s family’s Benziger Family Winery, planting gardens in the vineyard to provide much of the kitchen’s produce. Weiswasser also works on expanding the restaurant’s private party operations, under the name Stellar Catering.

My Venues

Accolades

  • Nominee for Best New Chef
    Food & Wine
  • People's Best New Chef, California
    Food & Wine
  • Bib Gourmand
    Michelin Guide
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in Napa/Sonoma

Where I Go Out

At My Venues