Scotty Wagner has accumulated knowledge of the food & beverage industry including five- star fine dining service/etiquette, mixology/bartending, hospitality management, catering/banquets as well as every kitchen position from galley cook to executive chef.  Utilizing his business and marketing background, Scotty has successful built and branded his companies as being innovative/trend setting, contemporary yet comforting, organic to the core, impeccable service standards and detailed organization/event planning.  Having established his love of hospitality and creating a magical guest experience as well as his gifted talent as an accomplished culinary artist throughout Southern California, Chef Scotty is seeking a  balanced career that fully utilizes his expertise, provides an opportunity to travel, and presents a mutually appreciated relationship with clearly defined job responsibilities, performance based bonus structure and the opportunity to fully utilize his knowledge and experience as an entrepreneur, chef and environmentalist.



Overachiever, Diligent Work Ethic, Perfectionist, Natural Leader/Teacher, Generous, Success Driven, Communicative, Midwestern Morals, Artistically Gifted, Compassionate, Adaptive/Spontaneous, Insightful/Innovative, Excellent Problem Solver, Passionate, Open-hearted, Strong Willed/Stubborn, Charming, Multi-task Oriented, Diverse Skill Set


Professional History

  • Currently Executive Chef, Over Yonder Cay, Bahamas, 2014- present
  • Executive Director, Chi Cuisine, Los Angeles, 2010-2014
  • Executive Chef/ Owner, Eden Restaurant/Nightclub, San Diego, 2010-11
  • Executive Chef/Owner, ChileCo Catering/Bistro, San Diego, 2004-11
  • International Marketing Director, Westridge Laboratories, Irvine, 2004
  • F&B Manager, Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, Corona del Mar, 2003
  • Assistant GM/Business Consultant, The Keyes, San Francisco, 2002
  • Pastry Chef/Chef de Cuisine, MECCA, San Francisco, 1999-2002
  • Director of Sales & Marketing, Equinox , La Crosse WI, 1998-1999
  • Lead Sales Representative, Charlton Group, Madison WI 1998
  • Server/Bartender, Boatworks Restaurant/Hotel, La Crosse WI, 1994-97
  • Manager/Baker & Pastry, Brennan’s Market, Madison WI, 1991-1994



California Culinary Academy, AOS Culinary Arts Degree,1999-2001

Graduated  with high honors/awarded internship at Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas


University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, Wisconsin,1994-1998

Major: International Marketing, Minors in Spanish, French & German


La Academia Teocali, Liberia, Costa Rica, 1994




  • Secured 1 Billion Dollar Contract, Americast Cable/Viacom, 1998
  • Industry Leading Entrepreneur recognition, Youth Success Network, 2002
  • Awarded “Top Southern California Green Caterer” Catersource, 2003
  • Caterer AIA National Awards ceremony for 3000 guests, 2007
  • Catered Matthew McConnaughey’s 40th Birthday Party, 2007
  • Published Magazine Articles: Rage, Ceremony, Exquisite, Wine & Jazz
  • Guest Chef on Bravo’s “Queer Eye for the Straight Girl”, 2008
  • Chef for Yannick Elleno, Michelin rated Chef, Le Meurice Hotel, 2008
  • Winner of San Diego’s “Chef Showdown” Competition, 2009
  • Co-Created & Served on Board of Slowfood Urban San Diego, 2009
  • Created Organic Product Line, Fast Tracked by Whole Foods, 2009
  • ChileCo Catering awarded Top Caterer, San Diego Magazine 2009-2010
  • Featured in the Catering chapter of the book Culinary Careers, by Smilow & McBride, published by Clarkson Potter for ICE., May 2010.
  • Named “Top 50 People to Watch” San Diego Style Magazine, 2010


Web Presence

Indulchi.com  – catering, food, my social events/ weddings, menus

Synerchi.net– consulting for food & beverage industry

www.chefscotty.com – my blog “the word of chi” & culilnary services




Culinary Portfolio

  • Forbidden Restaurant Menu by Chef Scotty
  • Platinum Tray Passed Menu – Chi Cuisine
  • Vietnamese Traditional & Caribbean Dreamin Menu – ChileCo
  • Speed Eating Menu – Chi Cuisine