Whether coming up with daily specials, teaching new staff techniques or interacting with the guests, Adrian Ramirez is always at the center of the action in the Restaurant. Adrian spent his formative kitchen years at the forefront of the farm to table renaissance on the coast of California. This includes working at the renowned Chez Panisse in Berkley. The philosophy of sustainable, locally sourced food fit perfectly when Adrian left the West Coast for the mountains of Asheville. Outside the restaurant, Adrian has a love for books and sports. Adrian can frequently be found at Malaprop’s picking the staff’s brains about their favorite books. His daughter, Isabel, shares his love of sport and plays soccer at a local High School. Adrian has worked at the Corner Kitchen for 3 years and is the Daytime Sous Chef.