Chef Sammy Reyes/Scott's Seafood

Sammy Reyes was born in the historic port city of Veracruz, Mexico. At the tender age of 14 Sammy set sail to have the prevailing winds steer him to the San Francisco Bay Area. An alumnus of Woodside High Shool, the energetic and very social Sammy entered the restaurant industry as a dishwasher in a Palo Alto eatery. His future was cemented as he simultaneously took his first cooking class at Woodside as he learned the industry with direct experience on weekend and weeknights.

Currently he Works as the Food and Beverage Director at Scott´s Seafood San Jose where he has a 12-year career. On any given day, you can spot him assisting the kitchen during the lunch hour and later mixing a specialty drink. But most of all, as he likes to point out: his true passion is pairing great food with fantastic wines and he gets to do that every day.