Jesse Souza - Food & Wine Palm Desert 2013

Executive Chef, Circa 59 at the Riviera Palm Springs



Jesse Souza - Executive Chef, Circa 59 at the Riviera Palm Springs

2013 Food & Wine Palm Desert Chefs - Jesse Souza

Executive Chef, Circa 59 at the Riviera Palm Springs

Demonstration Held: Sunday March 24th 2013, 3:15 p.m., Stage #3 Garden West at at Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert

In This Video - Jesse Souza, Executive Chef, Circa 59 at the Riviera Palm Springs prepares Duck confit on a cornmeal crepes with apple slaw & chipotle blackberry sauce.

;

As Executive Chef of award-winning Circa 59 restaurant at the iconic Riviera Palm Springs, Chef Jesse Souza creates epicurean masterpieces with a modern twist to match the legendary resort’s mid-century modern décor. With more than 17 years of culinary experience and extensive time spent cooking in Noble House kitchens across the country, Chef Souza brings a wealth of excitement and expertise in fine dining to the kitchen and table.

Chef Souza joins the resort most recently from his role as executive chef at Portofino Hotel & Marina in Redondo Beach, Calif. He joined Noble House Hotels & Resorts in 2002, working at the exclusive Little Palm Island Resort & Spa in the Florida Keys. In 2007, Souza took the lead at BALEENmiami at The Grove Isle Hotel & Spa, soon moving to BALEENnaples at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort in 2008.

Along the way, Souza had many successful stints launching Chispa restaurant in Miami, where his team developed the Nouveau Latin Cuisine for which the brand successfully became known. In 2005, Souza returned to his native New England to work closely with the farmers, fisherman and artisans of the region while at Havana Restaurant and Natasha’s, two prominent Maine restaurants.

Visit the Circa 59 website »»

Add your comment:
Edit Module
Desert Guide
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Articles

bb's at The River Firmly Plants Local Roots With Summer Prix Fixe Menu

To entice locals into his newest eatery, Jack Srebnik is offering summer diners a trio of reasons to try bb’s at The River, in Rancho Mirage.

Ruth's Chris Steak House 50th Anniversary Dinner - June 11, 2015

Guests and staff watched a special 50th Anniversary video biography of Fertel, known as “the Empress of Steaks,” who opened the first Ruth’s Chris Steak House in New Orleans in 1965.

Enjoy a Little Paradise At This Palm Springs Hotel

The Little Paradise Hotel is a newly refurbished, nine room, sleek, minimalist property nestled on the east side of Palm Springs.

Ruth's Chris Palm Desert Offers 50th Anniversary Private Dinner Special

Fifty years in business certainly attests to the value of consistent excellence at Ruth’s Chris, which will recognize its golden anniversary with a special dining event on June 11 at the Palm Desert location.

Mr. Lyons Steakhouse Reimagines Iconic 1940s Lyons English Grille in Palm Springs

Executive Chef Chris Hora is ready to reign in the kitchen at the newly designed Mr. Lyons Steakhouse in Palm Springs.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Promotions + Contests

2014/15 Best of the Best

2014/15 Best of the Best

Palm Springs Life’s annual Best of the Best. Readers tell us who their choice is for the “Best of the Best” of the Coachella Valley in over 40 categories.
GuestLife Magical Monterey Bay Experience

GuestLife Magical Monterey Bay Experience

Romantic Palm Springs Getaway

Romantic Palm Springs Getaway

Experience the beauty, romance and excitement of the Palm Springs area when you enter to be the lucky winner of this romantic couples getaway
Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Caption Contest

Each month, we provide a vintage 1950’s cartoon illustrated by Alice Rovinsky. You are invited to submit a caption or vote for your favorite caption.
Edit ModuleShow Tags