Rhoda Magbitang

The Inn at Matteiʻs Tavern, Auberge Resorts Collection - Carpinteria, CA

As the new Executive Chef for The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern, Rhoda Magbitang has quickly ascended through the ranks of the food & beverage industry, from starting in the Philippines cooking for her five siblings as part of her daily chores, to working for the likes of Jose Andres and Susanne Goin.

Magbitang’s first Executive Chef role was at the iconic Chateau Marmont, and most recently she held the same role at Petit Ermitage in Los Angeles. A sought-after culinary destination unto itself, all Mattei’s Tavern dining venues share a single thread: fresh, local California food with influences of ranch life.

“My connection to The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern was instant,” said Chef Rhoda. “My passion for its history combined with the opportunity to source local ingredients and bring pride to the ranchers and farmers who cultivate them, make for an unforgettable opportunity that I am honored to be a part of.”

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