Great news, folks. BriarPatch Deli just added one of the area’s best chefs to our roster of outstanding culinary professionals. If you’re a fan of the farm-to-table movement and it’s focus on farm fresh, local ingredients, you better keep your eyes (and nose) tuned into our Deli.
James Herzig has deep roots in our local foodie community. He was one of the first full time employees of Earth Circles Organics in Auburn, a wholesale importer and distributor of raw and organic superfoods. Later he was Executive Chef at the award winning Wise Villa Winery in Lincloln and then moved to Nectar Cafe in Auburn, where he won multiple Sacramento vegan chef challenge awards as Chef and Restaruant Manager.
Throughout James’s time as Chef at Wise Villa and Nectar Cafe he had a strong focus on fresh, farm-to-table menus and worked with many local and regional farms. He’s excited to bring these passions to BriarPatch and help further the Deli’s use of local ingredients in the Hot Bar, Grab & Go Items, and Deli case.
His first three dishes – pictured below and available now at BriarPatch Deli – are just a glimpse of what’s in store for our taste buds. Welcome, James! We look forward to trying your food!
New Deli Grab & Go Items by Sous Chef James Herzig: Zucchini Pad Thai (vegan), Thai Chicken Curry, Chimichurri Tri-Tip.