Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens Welcomes Culinary Chef Karl Elliott

FALLBROOK, Calif., Nov. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --AGrand Tradition Estate & Gardens, the highly acclaimed wedding venue located in North San Diego, announces the exciting reception of world-renowned culinary chef, Karl Elliott."A graduate from the prestigious New York Culinary Institute of America, Mr. Elliott has been sharing his creative culinary experience for over 25 years,"Asays Grand Tradition CEO, Don McDougal.A"We're elated to have Karl leading our culinary team, as he's worked in some of the world's top kitchens. He truly brings a new 'All-World'AflairAto our wedding menu.AWe're grateful to have Karl innovating one of the most important aspects of every couple's special day."Elliott's inspiration started as a child living in Porterville, CA.A"Growing up, I spent a lot of time with my grandmother who loved to cook. She had a beautiful garden and used all homegrown produce in her meals. She was an amazing woman and took a lot of pride in her cooking. She's a big reason why I have such a passion for culinary arts,"Asays Mr. Elliott.Throughout his career, Elliott worked in all parts of the kitchen.ALike most chefs, he started from the bottom and worked his way up.AElliott earned his way into fine dining kitchens such asAAlain Ducasse's The Essex House in New York City, and Thomas Keller's The French Laundry in Napa Valley.AHe eventually became regional chef for the worldwide company, Sodexo.ADuring a fundraising competition, Elliott was awarded the "Top Sustainable Seafood Dish" from the James Beard Foundation.AElliott's Blackened Pacific Cod Loin Verde with Tomato Watercress Salad was the winning dish.Prior to Grand Tradition, Elliott worked as a private chef for various Yacht owners in Newport Beach.A"While yachting with the rich and famous through various seas around the world, I discovered an array of new flavors and spices.AThis cultural discovering enhanced my ability to create fusion infused dishes with an ethnic flare, which I'm very excited to put on display with Grand Tradition's new menu release,"Asays Mr. Elliott.
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