kimpton san diego curadero restaurant

Meet The Team at Curadero

Chef Brad Kraten

kimpton san diego curadero restaurant chef

Our Chef, Brad Kraten, has California cooking in his blood. Growing up in San Jose, Kraten was steeped in traditional Mexican food and ingredients from a young age. Now, after a 20-year career that has included stints at top Bay Area restaurants like Spago Palo Alto and Park Place Cupertino, Kraten has come full circle, finally having a chance to recreate the flavors he grew up loving. Chef Kraten is committed to sourcing the highest quality and most traditional ingredients for Curadero, buying all his seafood from Baja, masa from a local tortilleria, and dried chiles from Guadalajara.