Visit Sacramento Tower Bridge Dinner Culinary Advisor

Sacramento native Ravin Patel began his culinary journey at 12-years-old working in his family’s deli and home garden. During high school he worked at the Sutter Club and Del Paso Country Club in Sacramento. In 2002 he graduated from UC Davis with a B.S. in Economics, and then enrolled in French Culinary Institute in New York.

During culinary school he worked as a comis at Montrachet in Tribeca. After Culinary School, he cooked with Chef Ian Russo at his flagship restaurant in the Upper East Side, and in subsequent years worked at Max Brenner Chocolates Union Square, and Thunder Jacksons in SOHO. In 2006 Patel was offered a position at The Modern, Danny Meyer’s Michelin starred restaurant under Chef Gabriel Kreuther.

Moving back to Sacramento, Patel joined the Selland Family Restaurant Group in 2009 at Ella Dining Room and Bar under Chef Kelly McCown. In 2013 Chef Patel rook over Ella as executive chef and later that year earned four stars in all categories from the Sacramento Bee. In March 2014, Patel became executive chef for the Selland Family Restaurant Group, overseeing all culinary operations. Chef Patel has been an integral member of the Farm-to-Fork movement in Sacramento as well as a key figure in multiple Tower Bridge Dinners.

In 2019 Patel joined Presidio Co as their Executive Chef. His first project will be The Hyatt Centric City Center in Sacramento in 2020, which will house The Clayton Restaurant.

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