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Our San Diego Chefs Make Their Mark In La Jolla

Executive Chef Bernard Guillas and Chef de Cuisine Jay Payne can be found at The Shores Restaurant adding their culinary signature to the Pacific coast of Southern California. They each bring their own masterful style and taste blending the best seasonal and local fare into every bite.
 The flavorful land and sea menus of these two top chefs pair perfectly with wine and drink selections from around La Jolla, San Diego, and beyond for a gastronomic collaboration unlike any other.
Executive Chef Bernard Guillas
Executive Chef Bernard Guillas at The Shores Restaurant, California

Award-winning Chef Bernard Guillas joined La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, Inc. as Executive Chef in June 1994. In addition to The Shores, Guillas is responsible for directing the resort's other two restaurants. He began his formal training in 1978, at Le Bretagne Restaurant in Questembert, France, where he apprenticed with the legendary Georges Paineau.

Chef Bernard promotes sustainability and plays an active role in supporting his local community. He regularly participates in Mama's Kitchen, Share Our Strength, Taste of the Nation fund-raiser for hunger relief,  and the San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival.


In June of 2018, Chef Bernard Guillas' was inducted into the Académie Culinaire de France (French Culinary Academy) at the French Consulate in New York City, following his 2011 induction into the groups' sister organization, the Association of Maîtres Cuisiniers de France.