Rina Younan, Chef de Cuisine at Mangos Restaurant
Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa has promoted Ashurina (Rina) Younan from Sous Chef to Chef de Cuisine. Chef Rina first joined the Resort in March 2011 and has demonstrated a passion for creating nutritious and great tasting menus, a flair for food presentation and a commitment to excellent customer service. In her expanded new role as Chef de Cuisine, Chef Rina will oversee the entire food services division at the Resort that includes event/banquet catering, Mangos andSproutsNatural Foods Cafe.
Chef Rina joined Arden Hills with an extensive background working in food service positions in resort environments throughout the greaterSacramentoarea. Previously, she worked as Sous Chef for Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln; as Lead Chef for Scott’s Seafood on the River (that also serves Le Rivage guests); and as Lead Cook for Cache Creek Casino Resort in Brookes, California. Prior to working in the food services industry, she earned her Culinary Arts Certificate from the San Diego Culinary Institute.
In addition to managing the day-to-day food service operations and a staff of 25, Chef Rina will focus her attention on developing inspired menus filled with delicious and nutritious dishes made primarily with natural or organic, locally sourced ingredients that support the overall wellness philosophy at the Resort.