Resort Chef

Didier Lenders, Resort Chef

As Resort Chef for the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, Didier Lenders provides our hotel guests with memorable dining experiences throughout the property by drawing on more than 30 years of experience in luxury properties, all around the globe.

Didier came to California in the 1980s with his wife, Pilar, who is also a chef. Prior to the Inn, this dynamic culinary duo enjoyed their own restaurant in the Napa Valley where they received a great deal of attention from food critics and foodies alike.

Now living in Santa Barbara, in order to be close to family, the past four years at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa has been "home" to Didier's considerable talents and passion for good leadership and guest service.


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