Inspired Travels

Inspired Results.

Our first inspiration for La Jolla Groves came to us, late one evening, while visiting the Isle of Capri. We found ourselves dining under the canopy of a lemon grove, drinking garden-fresh lemonade made from the very trees we sat under.

Upon returning home, we longed to again visit that magical place, enjoying the vibrant and alluring atmosphere of Capri. It was then that we determined to create such a place of our own. We partnered with a world-class chef and started on the adventure of building La Jolla Groves.

We worked tirelessly to achieve INSANELY GOOD FOOD using HEALTHIER INGREDIENTS, all at an affordable price. With our garden-fresh, wholesome food, kind staff & charming atmosphere among a grove of lemon trees, we’ve created a dining experience that transplants you to a starry night-out on the Isle of Capri.

The Chef

Kent Andersen

CEC, CCA, MBA, ACE, MR

Chef Kent is a Certified Executive Chef, a member of the American Culinary Federation, an Accredited Culinary Examiner and a Maitre Rotisseur within the Confrere de la Chaine des Rotisseurs. Chef Kent was the Founder and Executive Chef of Chef’s Table. In addition to being a Partner in La Jolla Groves Restaurant, Chef Kent is a Founding Partner of Malawi’s Pizza. Chef Kent is a graduate of the New England Culinary Institute and holds a Master’s of Business Administration from Brigham Young University.

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