Meet the Chef

Executive Chef Steve Stawinski brings to Wilson Creek 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry.

He has earned his culinary experience under the guidance of some highly seasoned chefs at a number of four-star venues.

He has shared his passion and vigor in the kitchen at such establishments as Porter’s Prime Steakhouse, Misty’s and the Smokehouse at Ponte Winery, as well as being Chef de Cuisine for the Hilton Hotel Corporation.

A native of New Jersey where large family gatherings became the culinary inspiration for Steve, he brings a fresh and innovative style to the kitchen. Steve was voted one of Inland Empire’s Best Chef’s in 2009 by Inland Empire Magazine, and is respected for his commitment and success in creating seasonal dishes utilizing sustainable produce and seafood.

Steve resides in Murrieta, California with his wife and children, enjoying the simple things in life such as fishing and growing his own vegetable and herbs. We are excited to have Steve as part of the Wilson Creek family.