Sanctuary Bistro

Executive Chef Barry Horton

Executive Chef Barry Horton is amazing in his culinary skills. Jennifer and Barry are a team at work and in life. He has been the Executive Chef at the Famous Ravens’ restaurant in Mendocino Ca. He has been on television with view from the Bay and has had many published articles in Edible, He was also nominated by Veg NEWS 3 years in a row for best vegan restaurant. He always lent a helpful hand in the kitchen growing up. In high school, Barry enrolled in a semester cooking class unaware this would eventually be his life’s path.

In 2000, Barry began attending culinary courses at Johnson County Community College when he realized, “this is what I love to do.”  By 2002, taking things more seriously, Barry decided to take his skills to a French Culinary program.  After perusing his options, Barry chose the Le Cordon Bleu program at the Western Culinary Institute in which he graduated at the top of his class.

His desire to continue his education learning about an organic, sustainable, vegetarian lifestyle led to his internship at the Ravens’ Restaurant of the Stanford Inn in Mendocino, Ca where he quickly worked his way up to co-chef in 2005 and Head Chef in 2006 until October of 2009. During this time, he has learned that a chemical-free, locally grown, plant-based diet is optimal for a long, sound, healthy life, as well as, and most importantly, a compassionate life.