Lost Pier Cafe

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Nov. 2023



Nov. 2023





Kyle St. John


Kyle’s love for food started back on the farm in Montana in the family kitchen with Grandmas’ recipes. This led him into the culinary world, working in restaurants while attending California State University Long Beach.

Kyle currently lives with his wife Laura in Laguna Beach where he enjoys surfing, photography, and seeking out new food trends. Kyle is also the executive chef at Harvest our sister restaurant. 


After graduating, Kyle pursued a career in the culinary arts where he worked with the opening team at Selanne’s Steak house in 2013 for Hockey Hall of famer Teemu Selanne. Kyle then moved onto the private world of Club Corp where he became Sous chef at The Center Club of Orange County. It was at the private club where he helped develop tailored culinary experiences for its members with paired wine dinners from Kosta Browne, Kendall- Jackson, Duck Horn and more, and beer dinners with local breweries Bootleggers, the Brewery and Barley Forge.

Kyle has worked several Chef’s Table events for the Rooster’s Charity, the Illumination foundation and Club Corp’s fundraiser hosted by Food Network’s Simon Majumdar and Bravo’s Top Chef runner up Amar Santana.

Kyle joined The Ranch in 2016 as Sous Chef bringing his passion of farm to table cooking and fresh and local sourced cuisine.