bluEmber Chef de Cuisine Brandon Testi

Spend any time with Brandon Testi—chef de cuisine at Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa’s signature restaurant, bluEmber—and you’ll see how seriously this gastronomic wunderkind takes food. The handsome, 28-year-old Orange County native invariably stops by my table whenever I’m dining at bluEmber, regaling me and my guests with stories from the kitchen—not to mention the genesis of his culinary creations.