Cameron Werry, Executive Chef 

 

In January 2007, Chef Cameron Werry was named Executive Chef for Davenport Roadhouse at the Cash Store, a historic restaurant, inn and retail store located on Highway 1 in Davenport, California.

 

Chef Werry will lead the Davenport Roadhouse staff in delivering great service, great food and great value as this local, popular establishment of 35 years enters a new era — with new management and a refreshed look. His goal: to build a relationship of value and trust with every guest, one meal at a time.

 

Long a proponent of cooking with regional ingredients, Chef Werry shares the Davenport Roadhouse’s dedication to supporting local organic farmers, food purveyors and artisans who create products of value with thoughtfulness, integrity, and quality. The chef is constantly in pursuit of new products to yield innovative flavors as well as new combinations of traditional and indigenous ingredients. Santa Cruz is a culinary Mecca for such paradigms.

 

Raised in the Banff, AlbertaCanada, Werry's father was a restaurateur with two restaurants. Werry started as a dishwasher in his father’s restaurant.  He started developing his joy of expression through food beginning with cooking for his five brothers and working in restaurants. Over the last sixteen years he has worked his way through all positions in a restaurant.

 

Chef Werry’s culinary curiosity led him to San Francisco State University where his emphasis was and still is in nutrition. Werry’s mother created an awareness in her son at an early age of the nutritional value of foods and the health benefits of organic foods.

 

His philosophy is to keep the food simple, showcasing its natural flavors and working with the freshest ingredients available in the immediate area.

 

Upon graduation from the University, he furthered his education by enrolling in the California Culinary Academy (CCA).

 

After graduating from the CCA in 1992, Werry made a couple stops along the West Coast before joining Gordon James Bar & Grill in Southern California as Sous Chef. Soon after, Werry was tapped as Executive Chef for Gordon James Bar & Grill which earned Zagat ratings as one of the  top ten restaurants in Orange County  and was rated by AAA as best restaurant in Orange County.

 

 

Chef Werry has shared his cuisine and success with the world, hosting seminars and cooking demonstrations for food aficionados. Now he brings his inspired cuisine to Davenport, where the Davenport Roadhouse will be the venue of like-minded events led by Werry such as foraging for mushrooms and seafood for the creation of a meal. With the bounty of boutique vineyards, wildlife and open space surrounding Chef Werry's new home, he has a buffet of resources to draw from to create award-winning memories for his guests.

 

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