Yankee Pier Larkspur
Yankee Pier Larkspur's Chef Henry Moreno, a long-time resident of Northern California, is uniquely suited to uphold the ethos of Marin County, especially in regards to the preparation of fresh, delicious, and sustainable seafood.
Having spent the first 12 years of his life in San Francisco Ca., later to move north to Petaluma Ca., this new position brings Chef Moreno almost exactly halfway between the two places he has called home. Chef Moreno’s love of cooking was always apparent, even as a child—and with the encouragement of his parents Moreno found himself on track at a young age to work in some of Northern California’s most exciting restaurants.
An honors graduate from the Culinary Arts program at Santa Rosa Junior College, Chef Moreno has sharpened his knives at Bay Area seafood institutions, holding positions such as sous chef at Nick’s Cove and Cottages in Marshall, chef de partie at Healdsburg’s much-lauded Dry Creek Kitchen, and sous chef at San Francisco’s Market Bar.
After a stint exploring and tasting his way around Europe, Chef Moreno joined the Lark Creek Restaurant Group team as sous chef at Yankee Pier, bringing home with him a more worldly knowledge of flavors from around the globe.
“From culinary school, to restaurants, to my overseas travels, everything I do as a chef is an education,” says Moreno. “I knew that I wanted to be a part of Lark Creek Restaurant Group because of its reputation for excellent food; I couldn’t think of a better place to continue progressing and honing my craft.”
With his promotion to chef, Moreno continues to do what he loves. “The best part of my job is being able to connect with people through my food,” he says. He brings his years of experience living and cooking in Northern California, an area known for its fresh, flavorful, sustainable seafood preparations, to his post at Yankee Pier.
When he’s not sharpening his knives in the Yankee Pier kitchen, you can find Moreno cheering for the San Francisco Giants from the stands at AT&T Park, or practicing bass guitar for rehearsal with his newly reunited band.