Chef Augie Saucedo

Executive Chef - Brothers Signature Catering & Events

Augie Saucedo grew up in a home surrounded by great cooks and even better food, with a mother cooking all the time at home and a father that worked as a chef at the Disneyland Hotel. His home in Riverside, California provided the fresh ingredients that tickled his taste buds at an early age. Saucedo also had the good fortune of spending five years in South America where the exposure to various cultures and cuisines cemented his desire to become a chef.

After a year in the culinary arts program at Orange Coast Community College, Saucedo landed a job and the nationally renowned Mission Inn in Riverside. Taken under the wing of executive Chef Joe D. Cochran, he was able to study every station in the kitchen and finished his four-year stint as the restaurant chef for the highly acclaimed triple A four diamond award winning Restaurant “Duanes”.

Saucedo then traveled south to Coronado, where he was hired as the executive chef of the (now closed) Chameleon Café. Here he was responsible for menu development and the hiring of all culinary staff. From there, he moved to the San Diego Convention Center, where he worked under executive chef Brett Lewis. In this position, he was able to hone his skills in large banquet production.

An opportunity to spread his wings and establish his own style came in his position at the Shelter Pointe Hotel and Marina. As the chef de cuisine there, Saucedo developed new menus for the entire hotel and managed both front and back of the house restaurant operations.

The Shores Restaurant in La Jolla brought great opportunities, as Saucedo was under the guidance of La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club Executive Chef Bernard Guillas. Guillas and Saucedo collaborated a great deal, but after eight-and-a-half years, the hunger to be at the top of the heap and in ultimate control of an operation he could call his own.

Chef Augie is an active member of Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs, and a professional member of The American Institute of Wine & Food.

Saucedo also donates his time and expertise to local charities at culinary events. He participated in the Chef Showdown, which celebrates domestic violence awareness. Here he won numerous culinary competition events. In addition to that event this year, Chef Augie adds the Share Our Strength, San Diego Food & Wine Festival, Junior Seau Legends Party, Island Divine, Mamas Kitchen, and Taste of the Cove (to benefit the San Diego Sports Medicine Foundation for Children) events to his plans for the upcoming year.

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