Chef de Cuisine Percy Oani
Chef de Cuisine Percy Oani leads The Shores’ restaurant and catering teams with over 15 years of experience in the culinary arts. Chef Oani’s use of fresh seafood and seasonal ingredients combined with the restaurant’s ocean views and welcoming atmosphere, help create unforgettable dining experiences.
Oani’s culinary career began in the front of the house, waiting tables and tending bar, only to find that his interest always swayed toward the kitchen. Encouraged by his family, he attended California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. Oani’s first employer out of culinary school, Peohe’s on Coronado Island, recognized his talent and promoted him to Sous Chef within the first year. In 2000, he accepted a position at Roy’s Restaurant leading culinary teams around the country including Phoenix, Jacksonville and Los Angeles. Chef Oani’s modern focus on European dishes with a Pacific-inspired flare makes the perfect addition to The Shores’ team.