Blessed with a magnetic personality and a warm sense of humor, Chef Ryan Otey brings a high level of spontaneity and excitement to the experience of eating well.
Ryan studied at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, NY, and returned home to hone his skills in the highest profile restaurants of Virginia. He was soon lured to the avant-garde culinary kitchens of Southern California, courted by the likes of Patina Restaurant Group and The Tasting Kitchen. His most recent special area of study has been a five-day culinary stage at The French Laundry in Yountville, CA. Chef Ryan is also a member of the sous chef team for the Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, GA.
Having studied classic French, Mediterranean, and Japanese cuisines, Chef Ryan continues to conceptualize new and exciting ways to enjoy food. He excels in fine dining, upscale catered affairs, and banquets, including refreshing simple European bistro fare, as well as home-style comfort cooking.
After 12 years as chef de cuisine and sous chef in restaurants with James Beard Award recipients, occasionally Chef Ryan decides to share his talent on a more personal level with some of LA’s high-end private clientele that he has built relationships with over the years. Working closely with Rocker Bros. Meat & Provisions to provide his clientele the best possible sourced proteins, Ryan decided to fully represent the Rocker brand and join the Rocker Bros. sales team.
Being an integral component of the Rocker team, Ryan looks forward to providing excellent products and solutions to our account base.