Chef Julian González Cruz comes to Agua Caliente Cathedral City from the sister property Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage where he was Chef de Cuisine at the exclusive Forbes’ Four-Star and Wine Spectator Award winner, The Steakhouse.
González has spent several years as a private chef to celebrities and dignitaries customizing their meal plans and nutritional needs as well as preparing the meals for their private upscale events. González’ vast experience also includes many years as Executive Chef with beloved local restaurant Wilma and Frieda’s, and famous clubs such as Thunderbird Country Club, and the Villa Portofino Club House, where he not only developed a “made from scratch” menu, but implemented a robust wine program.
Chef González earned his Management Degree from Florida Culinary Institute where he was on the Dean’s List for two consecutive years. González also received his diploma in Haute Cuisine from Ambrosia Culinary School in 2001, and has been a member of the World Gourmet Society since 2013.