Executive Chef of the MacCallum House Restaurant, Alan Kantor, is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America (CIA). He expresses his culinary talents using the North Coast's rich palette: the fine wines of Mendocino County, as well as those of Napa and Sonoma; huckleberries; wild chanterelle and porcini mushrooms from the forest; greens from local farms; fresh fish and shellfish from the ocean. Some of the country's finest meats and grains come from the valley regions, and world-class products from San Francisco arrive in the kitchen daily.
Chef Kantor has received numerous awards and accolades as a chef and teacher. He takes pride in sending two of his local students/employees to the CIA to follow in his footsteps. He has been recognized in national culinary and travel publications for his innovative ways of providing guests with an experience that not only pleases their palates but broadens their experiences, as with his flight of extra virgin olive oils, purveyors' map, and a cutting-edge restaurant website.
Appreciation for Chef Kantor's cuisine from guests and magazines:
"At the MacCallum House Restaurant in Mendocino, California, olive oil flights are served in white pottery bowls along with the housemade sourdough bread." Santé Magazine.
"We have eaten in fine restaurants around the world, and none have been better than our dinner at the MacCallum House Restaurant."
"I came to California to experience the cuisine. I have been here 10 days and have eaten in some excellent restaurants including Chez Panisse. This is the best meal I have had so far-enough said!" Guest P.R., London
"Restaurant chef Alan Kantor runs an excellent restaurant with outrageous desserts." Family Travel Magazine
"Chef Kantor has spent the last 22 years building relationships with purveyors of the North Coast. The website has more than two dozen profiles of artisan-quality farmers, with links to their sites. In the restaurant's front hall, there's even a handmade cartographic map showing the location of his purveyors' farms in the Northern California region, which Kantor calls his 'foodshed' map." The Sauce.news from Restaurant Business Magazine.
"Try the mouthwatering selections of rising star Chef Alan Kantor at the MacCallum House Restaurant." SkyWest Magazine
"The Winemaker Mushroom Dinner at the MacCallum House Restaurant was the high point of our culinary life." Guests at Chef Kantor's sell-out annual Mendocino Mushroom Festival dinner.