Meet the Chef
Executive Chef, The Grove Artisan Kitchen
Robert Nyerick is the Executive Chef of Miramonte Resort & Spa's acclaimed farm-to-table restaurant, Grove Artisan Kitchen. Born and raised in New Haven, CT. Nyerick started cooking at age 15 and knew he would make it his career. He attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, and completed his B.S. in Hospitality from Florida International University.
Chef Nyerick's past experience includes serving as the Executive Sous Chef at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Hotel and working with Swiss Hotel Boston, Bellevue Palace Hotel, Bern, Switzerland and Swiss Grand Hotel in Seoul, South Korea. Prior to his international experiences, Nyerick was the Executive Sous Chef at the Copley Plaza Hotel and held the same position at the Westin Hotel, both in Boston, Mass.
From these international experiences, Nyerick showcases his dedication to excellence in cuisine. In addition, he has worked with food and beverage festivals around the globe including those in Melbourne, Kuala Lumpur, and Hong Kong where a variety of styles and cultures were introduced to him. During his culinary adventures, Nyerick learned to appreciate simplicity and has since developed a style of his own, blending fresh ingredients available in his own on-site citrus grove and herb garden. With Chef Nyerick's supervision, Grove Artisan Kitchen's menu reflects seasonal variety with the beauty of local produce from the Coachella Valley. Chef Nyerick's creative approach to American cuisine has earned him recognition in local and national publications, magazines, television & blogs.
Nyerick currently lives in the Coachella Valley with his wife of 22 years, Mary Ellen, and two daughters Jennifer, 15 and Katherine, 19, who attends San Diego State University. Nyerick has contributed to the diversity of the cuisine in the Valley, and when asked about future goals for Grove Artisan Kitchen, he is clear, "My most important role is to exceed guest expectations."
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