There are countless talented chefs with the ability to put together delicious and eloquent meals; however, only a select few can stand out and excel amongst the multitude of accomplished chefs.  Chef Gerardo Castro is a rare gem in the culinary world. Born and raised in Mexico; humble beginnings ignited a passion for success and a skill for sourcing herbs, produce, and fine meat to create exquisitely gusto dishes. 

Chef Castro, a graduate of the CIA (Culinary Institute of America) has successfully opened 2 restaurants in the Napa Valley. Playing a key role as the executive sous-chef at Farmstead Restaurant serving American farmhouse fare and then as the executive chef at Tarla Meditrranean Grill serving Greek/Turkish fusion cuisine. Both restaurants continue to be prosperous and an integral part of the community. 

With Castro Catering & Private Chef Services, Chef Castro specializes in all inclusive intimate dinners to elegant festive parties and everything in between. He's proud to incorporate local, fresh, sustainable and organic ingredients to create cuisine you won't soon forget for your next event!


“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”
— Virginia Woolf


"We have enthusiastically contracted Chef Castro over a dozen times for a variety of events. He is a master of his craft and his attention to detail is impeccable. Every dish we have had the good fortunate of savoring has been creative, prepared with passion and downright delicious. His famous paella is also the best I've ever tasted! We look forward to using Chef Castro's services for years to come."
- Ariel Ceja, Ceja Vineyards