Stay in for dinner with the Calistoga Ranch Chef Collection. Each with their individual style, choose from one of our four hand-selected Napa Valley chefs to create an epicurean evening for you and your guests all in the comfort of your two-bedroom lodge. An experience you can only find at Calistoga Ranch.
- Exclusive to two-bedroom lodges
- Perfect for a romantic dinner for two or an intimate group dinner
- Four local chefs to choose from
Chef Samantha Farrington
A California native, Chef and Sommelier Samantha Farrington has worked for multiple wineries and tasting rooms, gaining valuable experience through her passion of wine. Brimming with flavor, her cuisine has a fresh, Mediterranean flare that makes the food irresistibly delicious. She launched her own private chef company in 2016, Sonoma from Scratch, offering a seamless service for guests, allowing them to truly relax and enjoy each other’s company while Samantha and her passionate crew take care of everything else. On the day of your dining experience, Samantha will pick fresh herbs from the garden, hand select fruits and vegetables from local farms and have protein delivered from local purveyors.
Chef Aaron Hodge
Aaron’s culinary passion started at the young age of 5 when he was inspired by Chef Emeril Lagasse and his TV show. That early motivation led him to specialize in the Culinary Arts concentration in high school. His professional experience includes working as an apprentice under the Executive Chef at the Cattail Creek Country Club, in Maryland, and working as a Chef at the Disney Five-Star Artist Point Restaurant. Now, he proudly owns and operates his personal, private chef business where his focus is to provide all of his customers and their loved-ones with a healthy and memorable culinary experience.
Chef Robert Negoesco
Expertise: - 15 years of experience - Pastries and fine desserts - Mixology experience - Level one sommelier His background and style of cooking is Mediterranean. California French, Paella, Middle Eastern and has dabbled in Pan-American cuisine as well. He can take you around the Mediterranean table of food and not miss a single port, using the freshest and most local ingredients available.
Chef Gia Passalacqua
For years, Chef Gia Passalacqua traveled around the globe, pursuing her education in food and wine. These travels helped build her classical culinary technique while exposing her to new cultures and ways of considering ingredients and food. Her deep connection to the land has given her a distinctive, farm-focused approach to the foods she creates as a chef and caterer.
The Calistoga Ranch Chef Collection is exclusive to our premiere accommodations. Our most spacious lodges offer two bedrooms, with the master king bedroom opening onto an outdoor rain shower. A fully-equipped gourmet kitchen will delight any recreational chef, while indoor and outdoor dining areas set the scene for relaxed wine country gatherings. A private outdoor hot tub awaits under towering branches, while two glowing gas fireplaces ensure cozy evenings. Warm furnishings, rich polished woods, and handpicked original artwork accent the natural surroundings.