Chef Juan Batista boasts a unique cooking style resulting from twenty-five years of culinary experience. In his early twenties, he attended College of the Desert and later enrolled in a second culinary program at The Educational Institute of America. He was selected out of his class of 30 chefs for an apprentice program in Boston and graduated from The Education Institute of America with honors.
His father and other mentors expanded his culinary vision and opened doors to his creativity as a chef. They taught him that recipes are only guidelines, which opened up a plethora of possibilities that drive his creativity in meal design and preparation today. In addition to taste, Juan focuses on presentation, color, placement and eye appeal.
Although Juan was presented with many opportunities to advance his culinary career, he ultimately chose Oakmont of Segovia because he values Oakmont’s commitment to cooking with fresh, seasonal ingredients that are both healthy and enjoyable for our residents and guests. We would like to invite you to share a meal with us here at our world-class retirement community in Palm Desert, so that you can experience firsthand how Chef Juan and his team make every meal a gourmet experience for our residents and guests.