Executive Chef, Surla’s in Modesto
Chef John's passion for cooking started at the young age of 5 years old. "The first dish my mom taught me was Fried Rice. Watching countless hours of Yan Can Cook and Julia Child was a big inspiration to be a Chef.
Chef John received his formal training at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, California and has worked for renowned Chefs such as Stephen Silva of Melons Catering, Arnold Pulido of Va di Vie, and Rainer Schwarz of the Roosevelt Hotel. At age 35, Chef John reached his dream of owning his own restaurant and sharing the harmony for his love of food and wine.