Executive Chef, Pascal Vignau
French-born Pascal Vignau joins the Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa following eight high-profile years as chef and owner of Savory Casual Fare, one of San Diego County’s top-rated restaurants and widely celebrated for its casual international menu and quaint bistro setting. Prior to Savory, Vignau was executive chef for Four Seasons Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, which offered San Diego County’s only AAA Five-Diamond restaurant during his tenure. He also designed and directed culinary operations for Four Seasons and Regent properties in Chicago, Buenos Aires, Jakarta, Uruguay and California. Vignau’s appealing style has also been enjoyed at the AAA Five-Diamond French Room in Dallas, the legendary Hotel Negresco in Nice, France, the Hermitage in Monte Carlo and Hotel de la Paix in Geneva, Switzerland.
Pascal Vignau specializes in simple yet contemporary international and home-style cuisine. He is passionate about food that is both comfortable and approachable and looks forward to presenting the next generation of ‘Simple Food, Simply Prepared’ at Chandler’s Restaurant & Lounge.
Pastry Chef, Patrick Jozwicka
Born in Marseille, France, Patrick Jozwicka began his pastry career after attending CFA Corot in Marseille at the young age of sixteen, where he studied fine pastries. Patrick joins the Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa after his position as the pastry chef at the Taj Boston. Prior to the Taj, Patrick was the pastry chef for the Rancho Santa Fe Inn in Rancho Santa Fe and the El Encanto Historic Hotel in Santa Barbara, where he was recognized as one of the top pastry chefs in Food & Home magazine.
With over 20 years working knowledge in fine pastry, chocolate work, and entremets, Patrick is dedicated to bringing quality desserts to the dining experience at Chandler’s Restaurant and Lounge.
Restaurant Manager, Jessica McGavin
Before joining the Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort and Spa, Jessica worked for Executive Chef Pascal Vignau at Savory in Encinitas as the assistant manager. Prior to working for Chef Vignau, Jessica was part of the opening team for The Grand Del Mar. Jessica grew up in Carlsbad and graduated from California State University San Marcos with a Bachelor’s degree in Business.
After graduation, she had the opportunity to travel across Europe and fell in love with food, wine, and traveling. It was at that point Jessica decided to pursue a career in hospitality.