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, 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 and the Bahamas, Chef Scotty is seeking a career that fully utilizes his expertise and provides an opportunity to advance both professionally and personally.


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

Professional History

  • Currently employed as Private Chef / Estate Manager for high profile employer. Contact me directly for further information.
  • Executive Chef, Over Yonder Cay, Bahamas, 2014- 2018
  • Private Chef, Dr. Ed Bosarge, Houston 2015-2019
  • 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
  • F&B Manager, Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, Corona del Mar, 2003
  • Pastry Chef/Chef de Cuisine, MECCA, San Francisco, 1999-2002
  • 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


  • Industry Leading Entrepreneur recognition, Youth Success Network, 2002
  • Awarded “Top Southern California Green Caterer” Catersource, 2003
  • Caterer American Institute of Architects Awards ceremony for 3000 guests, 2007
  • Catered for Celebrities: Matthew McConaughey, Kobe Bryant, Justin Timberlake, Seth Green
  • Published Magazine Articles: Modern Luxury, 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
  • 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, May 2010.
  • Named “Top 50 People to Watch” San Diego Style Magazine, 2010


Culinary Portfolio