Chef Tim Chism comes to Varenna with a world-class culinary background. He graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York and has worked for many prestigious restaurants and culinary establishments throughout wine country. Tim grew up in wine country and has lived in Calistoga, St. Helena, Napa and Healdsburg. He now resides here in Santa Rosa. Living in wine country has allowed him to gain an unrivaled expertise for local, seasonal, and complimentary ingredients to pair with each other as well as accompanying wine selections.
Chef Tim discovered his passion for cooking at a very young age. He recalls enjoying all aspects of cooking from baking cookies to grilling outdoors, but what has kept him engaged is the desire to create great dining experiences for the Varenna residents he serves every day. As Chef Tim puts it, “Many of our more than 230 residents have been here since the first year we opened nine years ago, which makes for a close knit community. I have come to know many of the residents very well and see them as my own family.”
We invite you to come in for a meal at Varenna and experience our exceptional dining program first hand.