Cuisine: New American
Location: Pasadena, CA
Executive Chef, Claud Beltran opened Bacchus Kitchen, an upscale, dinner only restaurant and catering company featuring a rotating menu of seasonal, globally- influenced dishes. This casual ambiance combined with its sophisticated taste provides a comfortable setting for all guests. Something uniquely offered at Bacchus Kitchen is their music program that features a monthly concert of top tier jazz musicians, all while you can enjoy a full course dinner.
Chef Claud Beltran
As a native to the Pasadena area, Claud Beltran is often known as one of Pasadena’s “Top Chef”. Beltran has an exotic mix of Mexican and Lebanese heritage, where passion, commitment to excellence, integrity, humor and a sense of adventure sums up his food.
Beltran went from being an engineer in the Aerospace industry to the culinary industry mentored by Master Chef Thomas Keller for over three years where he learned how to build flavors working at Checkers, Evo (olive oil) Company, and Beverly Hills Wine Merchant.
Today, Beltran is Executive Chef & Co-Owner of The Eatery, Bacchus’ Kitchen (a seasonally changing, farmers’ market–inspired neighborhood bistro), Bacchus’ Live (featuring food, wine & music) and still runs his busy catering business, Claud & Co., which operates out of the ample kitchen at Bacchus’. Claud & Co. does weddings, galas and charity events and has been in Pasadena a long time so he knows every charity in town. He’s been very involved and ingrained in the city, and it all comes back to him. He was also responsible for producing the Pasadena Pinot Noir Festival & Mumbo Gumbo Festival.