205 W. Canon Perdido, Santa Barbara, CA DINNER 5:00 - 9:30 pm | Closed Tuesdays | LUNCH 11:30 am - 2:00 pm Thursday - Sunday 805-963-9591

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    Team

    We are always on the lookout for motivated and passionate individuals to join our team. A strong work ethic, willingness to learn, and a desire to grow are mandatory. We are accepting positions for both front and back of house. Please send resumes to info@barbareno.com with “Resume” as the subject line, or better yet, stop by the restaurant in person.

    Justin Snyder - Head Chef

    Chef Justin Snyder is a California boy who found cooking as his way to explore the world. He has worked around the globe under some culinary heavyweights like: Trey Foshee - Georges at the Cove, Bruno Chemel- 2 Michelin star Baume, Michael Voltaggio - Ink Restaurant, and Hideaki Sato - 2 Michelin Star Ta Vie - to name a few. As a graduate of Chef Alain Ducasse's world famous pastry school, the E.N.S.P, Justin may have a sweet tooth, but he has dialed in all areas of his culinary skills while globetrotting. His cuisine takes inspiration and technique from his travels, and direction from his desire to delve into the ingredients (often foraged) that make California special.

    Jesse Gaddy - General Manager / Owner

    Proprietor / General Manager
    Smooth like garlic butter, Jesse keeps our gears moving.

    Julian Martinez - Owner

    Proprietor / Chef
    Never content with conventional flavors, Julian began his culinary journey when he received an ice cream maker for Christmas when he was eleven. Ever since, he has been playing around in kitchens. A graduate of Claremont McKenna College, Julian was able to merge his background in organizational studies and business management with his passion for cooking in opening Barbareño.

    Lenka Davis - Wine Director

    Wine Director
    A native of Slovakia, Lenka discovered her passion for wine after majoring in journalism. But life had its way, and Lenka ended up in Santa Barbara with her husband, Christopher. Here, she fell in love with the area’s wines and landscapes. At Barbareño, Lenka makes sure that the wine program is relevant to the restaurant’s philosophy; just as the menu features thoughtfully selected ingredients inspired by local stories, so too the wine offerings highlight young California producers who represent the new, thoughtful wave of winemakers tending to the lesser known sites and varietals with minimal intervention.

    Jeremy Wood - Chef de Cuisine

    Chef de Cuisine
    EPIC