NAPA, Calif. – Silverado Resort and Spa, a luxury resort in the heart of classic Napa Valley wine country, has announced culinary professional Patrick Prager will hold the new position of executive chef. Prior to joining the Silverado Resort family, Prager served as executive chef for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants for the last five years based in Sacramento, California.
According to Todd Shallan, vice president and managing director of Silverado Resort and Spa, Prager will oversee daily operations of the resort’s dining program including in-room dining, signature American fare served at The Grill, offerings at the Mansion Bar, Silverado Market & Bakery and Boost Café, and customized on-site catering for meetings, weddings and special occasions. Prager will be updating the menus at The Grill and other dining venues, as well as creating special menus for holidays and food and wine events – all celebrating the seasonal bounty of the region.
“We are pleased to have Patrick lead our culinary team. He was raised in Alameda and has over 20 years of distinguished cooking experience in Northern California. His kitchen talents, leadership skills and commitment to excelling in his position will be important to Silverado as we further strive to enhance this landmark property and make it a must-visit destination in Napa Valley.”
Previously Prager served as executive chef for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants and was a chef for Paragary Restaurant Group, both based in Sacramento. He has also worked with Marriott Hotels. Earlier in his career, he had the opportunity to chef at former iconic The Cliff House in the San Francisco Bay area and in historic downtown Sacramento at The Citizen Hotel. Early on in Prager’s hospitality career he had the opportunity to work and learn from some of the country’s leading chefs including Wolfgang Puck, Bradley Ogden, Michael Mina, George Morrone and Traci Des Jardins.
In his free time, Prager enjoys bike riding on both mountain terrains and on the road. He also loves painting, spending time with his family, eating great food and connecting with friends.