Fresh and modern, the menus at The Ranch at Bandy Canyon are varied and offer mouth-watering selections of elegant fare. Our Master Chef Patrick Ponsaty and his creative culinary team will delight you with their variety of culinary package options which can be tailored to fit your every need.
We also invite you to visit our signature restaurant Bellamy’s, which blends energy & an old world vibe into a lively atmosphere. Our Master Chef creates seasonal selections daring you with the bold and unexpected. The extensive & creative offerings make Bellamy’s something one simply must try when in San Diego’s North County. Go to Bellamy’s Dining to learn more & make a reservation.
Patrick Ponsaty/Master French Chef
A fifth-generation French chef, Patrick’s culinary career started in his father’s own restaurant, Cochon de Lait (the Suckling Pig), in Cazeres, near Toulouse, France. By the age of 10, he worked side-by-side with his father to prepare roasted chicken, fresh pommes frites and other traditional French recipes. He was raised with a strong sense of family heritage and years of classical training, which later provided the foundation to the simple, yet intensely flavorful, modern French cuisine he offers today.
Patrick graduated culinary school before completing an apprenticeship at one of the best restaurants in Toulouse. From there, he trained at a variety of Two- and Three-Star Michelin restaurants in France and Spain under the direction of legendary Chefs Didier Oudill and Alain Ducasse. He has earned an impressive list of awards and recognitions, including “Best Hotel Chef in America” by James Beard Foundation and “Chef’s Hall of Fame” by San Diego Home/Garden. In 2012, Patrick joined the prestigious ranks of the Maître Cuisinier de France, earning the honor and title of Master Chef of France.
Before joining the team at The Ranch at Bandy Canyon, Patrick served as Chef de Cuisine of Bernard’O in San Diego, which under his direction received an impressive Very Good to Excellent rating by Zagat. Prior to that, he was Chef de Cuisine of El Bizcocho at Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego where he achieved the Mobil Five-Star Rating.
His menu is best described as an evolution of French cuisine with robust, intense flavors inspired by Europe’s Mediterranean coast. He brings his fond childhood memories to life by utilizing the bounty of San Diego – a region that shares the same ecosystem as his hometown – and celebrates the immediacy of skilled farmers, foragers and fishermen.