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Raul Casillas

Chef de Cuisine

Chef de Cuisine Raul Casillas was born and raised in San Diego, where throughout his life he frequently ventured across the border to Baja. With Mexican roots on both sides of his family, his passion for cooking started at a young age, watching his grandmother make flour tortillas by hand. Chef Raul graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in Las Vegas where he then worked under Chef José Andrés at Jaleo and Chef Joël Robuchon at L'Atelier. He brings his culinary prowess to Valle after working at Malva in Valle de Guadalupe under Chef Victor Garcia and Chef Roberto Alcocer, learning the secrets of Valle cuisine.

Starting as a cook and working his way up to Sous Chef in high profile kitchens, Chef Raul's culinary pedigree has given him extensive experience that he now uses commanding the back of house at Valle.