Gretchen Beaumarchais, Vice President of Culinary Innovation, is an accomplished culinary professional with 20 years experience in the hospitality industry. Gretchen’s vision and passion for excellence in and out of the kitchen has guided her throughout her career. She currently oversees culinary operations for all of Legends’ Hospitality. Before her current role, Gretchen was the Regional Executive Chef for the West Coast, which included Angel Stadium, Banc of California Stadium, Golden 1 Center and Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, where she was instrumental in driving innovative culinary concepts throughout the company.
Gretchen’s varied experience has allowed her to excel at everything from small luxury events to large scale catering. One of her main passions in the kitchen is the training of new talent throughout the various properties she oversees.
Before Legends, Gretchen was a Senior Executive Chef at Aramark for over 10 years and spent her formative years at Wolfgang Puck Worldwide.
With degrees from both the California Culinary Academy and Orange Coast College, Gretchen currently resides in Southern California with her husband Greg and son Harrison.