Chef Ryan’s passion for sourcing locally harvested foods complements Brasada Ranch’s culinary legacy — sourcing seasonally abundant ingredients from local and regional farmers and foragers, and preparing those ingredients in creative ways.
Sturmer brings more than 15 years of kitchen and restaurant management to Brasada Ranch to lead the culinary team and the many dining options on property. His experience includes training under several award-winning Chefs and developing culinary programs at The Nines. He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of American in Hyde Park, New York.
Chef Ryan will build upon Brasada Ranch’s relationships with local ranchers who raise their animals in a healthy, humane and natural manner and farmers who grow their crops using organic practices. He will continue to develop new partnerships that complement the Resort’s farm-to-table culinary philosophy with a focus on environmental best practices.