Our Creator of Culinary Concoctions
Brooke Stockwell, Chef de Cuisine
Classically trained and culinarily talented, Brooke brings both passion and creativity to the Avant menu. A native of the Santa Barbara County, she is a locals’ favorite. Brooke reminds us of the wonderful Viognier – sometimes sweet, sometimes zingy, but always compelling, alive, and beautiful to behold.
“There is a new energy at Avant. Since the start of 2011, Joe Padilla has revamped the gorgeous space that overlooks the ultra-modern winery below. He has brought in chef Brooke Stockwell, and together they have exciting food themed on local ingredients that match with local wines.” Facebook post from Hitching Post Restaurant and Winery, 4/8/2011
“Brooke Stockwell has been a chef to watch for years now, managing to pull off both gluten-free and delicious…” The Santa Barbara Independent, 2/16/2011
“Terravant Winery has just ‘kicked it up a BIG notch’ by hiring Joe Padilla as general manager of the wine making operation and Brooke Stockwell as the new chef. Talk about an upgrade!” 5-star review on Yelp, 1/8/2011