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Masters Kitchen welcomes new executive chef Josh Richardi

Masters Kitchen and Cocktail, an expansive and airy Oceanside restaurant fashioned from a 1930s machine shop that specializes in seasonal cuisine and cocktails served with the proper accoutrements, welcomes Josh Richardi as executive chef. Richardi’s experience and approach add a boost of flavor and style to an already deliciously welcoming locale. With almost 20 years of culinary experience, Richardi will help Masters’ owner Ryan Jubela, a pioneer in Oceanside dining, accomplish his vision for the nearly three year-old restaurant.

Originally from Florida, Richardi relocated to San Diego to pursue his passion for creating classic dishes with exotic twists, like the addition of Chinese spices (his great grandparents owned a Chinese restaurant — in China). His California culinary career began at Pacifica del Mar, where he worked as a line cook. From there, Richardi built up his impressive resume holding positions at Rancho Valencia, La Valencia Hotel, The Chart House, The Santaluz Club and Roppongi.

“Chef Richardi is masterful in the kitchen, from his extreme focus on quality to the rich textures and flavors of his dishes,” said Masters owner Ryan Jubela. “We both love the Oceanside community and are dedicated to giving locals and travelers an incredible culinary experience in a laid back, welcoming atmosphere.”

Richardi revamped the Masters Kitchen and Cocktail menu, applying his classic French technique to comforting Californian dishes. Guests can look forward to seasonal items like the roasted jidori chicken breast as well as mainstays like the gourmet grilled cheese. And consistency. Richardi means business in his kitchen, and prides himself on a well-trained staff to ensure each dish comes out as intended.