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Alex Emery
New Maker!
San Diego, CA


Alex Emery is the executive chef at La Valencia Hotel. He is a San Diego native who has a long relationship with the culinary bounty of the region. Having begun his career as a dishwasher when he was 16, Emery worked his way up through the ranks at such San Diego icons as The Oceanaire Seafood Room and the Hilton San Diego Bayfront after graduating from The San Diego Culinary Institute. In his 12 years as a chef, he has earned respect for his creative prowess in the kitchen and steadfast management style in addition to being an enthusiastic and generous participant in local culinary events, charity dinners and showcases.