Marine Room Chef Inducted Into Academie Culinaire De France

image4The Marine Room, a San Diego landmark and award-winning coastal treasure for over 75 years, is pleased to announce Executive Chef Bernard Guillas’ induction into the Académie Culinaire de France (French Culinary Academy) on Monday, June 17, 2018 at the French Consulate in New York City.

This honor is bestowed annually on a select group of chefs – all trained by French chefs – who exemplify the organization’s mission to carry on the great tradition of culinary excellence. This year’s ceremony included the induction of six highly respected chefs, including American chef Thomas Keller, owner of the French Laundry in Napa Valley.


Guillas – who in 2011 was inducted into the groups’ sister organization, the Maîtres Cuisiniers de France – has been instrumental in upholding the rich traditions of The Marine Room for 24 years. Under his direction, the San Diego landmark has introduced exciting programs and events, including the popular High Tide Breakfast and Dinners, Le Voyage Dinner Tastings, and annual Cooking Class series, which Guillas co-hosts with Chef de Cuisine Ron Oliver. His partnership with Oliver has also led to the publication of two highly acclaimed, award winning cookbooks and accolades for the world-renowned restaurant, including its recent recognition as “Best French” by the San Diego Chapter of the California Restaurant Association.


An avid culinary explorer, Guillas has a roster of impressive credits that include appearances on The Today Show, Martha Stewart Radio, Food Arts Magazine and the Discovery Channel’s Great Chefs of the World television series. He has been guest chef multiple times at the James Beard House in New York and he has been named Chef Magazine’s Chef of the Year and San Diego’s Best Chef numerous times.

Chef Guillas promotes sustainability and plays an active philanthropic role in supporting events benefiting local charities while infusing the San Diego culinary scene with his unique talent and engaging personality. He travels extensively throughout the world promoting The Marine Room restaurant and the San Diego region.


The Marine Room is located at 2000 Spindrift Drive in La Jolla and is owned and operated by the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, Inc. For more information and reservations, call 858.459.7222, or visit

About The Marine Room

Voted “2017 Most Romantic Restaurant” by the San Diego Union Tribune, one of the “100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America” for 2017 by Open Table and “2017 Best Executive Chef” by Ranch & Coast Magazine, The Marine Room and its famed Executive Chef Bernard Guillas offer diners global cuisine rooted in French classics. Its spectacular views, exemplary service and outstanding wine list have made it San Diego’s premier dining destination for over 75 years. The Marine Room is owned and operated by La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, Inc. and is located at 2000 Spindrift Drive in La Jolla. Visit for more information.