Flynt Payne has been named executive chef for Carmel Valley Ranch. An accomplished chef, Payne’s recognition includes serving as guest chef four times at New York’s famed James Beard House.
Originally from North Carolina, Payne attended the New England Culinary Institute and has more than 20 years of experience. He most recently served as the consulting executive chef for the Plumpjack Group at Plumpjack Squaw Valley Inn in Lake Tahoe.
Carmel Valley Ranch offers four restaurants, including The Dining Room, Fireside Lounge, The Clubhouse Grill, and Ranch House Café, which are all open to the public. For reservations, call 831-625-9500.