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Los Olivos Cafe | About Us | Our Staff
Like all great Chefs, Chris
had an amazing Mom who recognized his
talent in the kitchen and encouraged him to see where it could take him.
He enrolled into the Culinary Arts program at Bakersfield College and was immediately hooked.
After attaining the degree, he set out to further his education at the California Culinary Academy - San Francisco.
During school, he
worked at the three-star Grand Café, then went on to extern at the famed four-star, La Folie, under French Master Chef Roland Passot.
After spending two very influential years at La Folie, Chris continued his relationship with Roland, serving as Sous Chef at Left Bank Brasserie in its' San Jose and Larkspur locations.
was then offered the Chef position at Left Bank
- San Mateo.
Most recently, he was the Chef at LB Steak, an American/French prime steakhouse.
had always wanted to end up on the Central Coast and jumped on the opportunity to make the move.
off time he
can be found in his
home kitchen cooking for his
wife Jessica, tending his
garden, fishing or foraging for wild mushrooms.
is thrilled to be part of the dynamic team at the Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Café
, and to play his
role in serving up the flavors of the California Central Coast.
Los Olivos Cafe | Wine Merchant | Wine Club
As a member of any of our Wine Merchant Clubs, you will receive extra benefits: Free Tastings at The Wine Merchant, Recipe Pairings from Los Olivos Cafe's chef, Chris Joslyn, $10 gift card to Café with first shipment, 15% all retail wine purchases throughout the year.
Left Bank | Locations | San Mateo
career at the direction of his
mother, who told him, "You like to cook.
Why don't you try that?
took this cue and enrolled in the food and hospitality program at Bakersfield Community College
After two years of formal training and working six months in a small, popular steakhouse, Chris enrolled at the California Culinary Academy.
During school he
worked at the three-star Grand Café in San Francisco.
Through connections there he
secured an externship at La Folie.
then stayed for two years under the watchful eye of Roland Passot.
Chris served one year and then was transferred to Larkspur, where after two years he was promoted to executive chef of Left Bank Brasserie in San Mateo.
When not working, Chris
can be found in his
home kitchen cooking traditional, regional cuisine, from India to Mexico.
When not cooking, Chris
will find time to be out chasing salmon, rock cod, halibut, or anything that swims around the Golden Gate.
Santa Ynez Valley Online : News Articles Archive
Los Olivos Caf Welcomes Chef Chris Joslin
Each of the seasonaly prepared ...
Each of the seasonaly prepared five-courses will be prepared by the Cafe's Chef, Chris Josyln, and paired to perfection with Bernat Wines.