Salt Wood, is a locally driven restaurant at Sanctuary Beach Resort, offering an authentic experience in the heart of California’s Central Coast. Salt Wood is named after the elements central to our locale and conception, the ocean and our live wood fired grill and is intent on creating a fun, lively, and approachable dining experience among the Marina dunes.
The bounty offered up by our unique coastal location are prepared with care by Chef’s native to the area, and using traditional wood fired cooking methods which allows the team at Salt Wood to create dishes.
A San Francisco Bay Area native, Baron was born into a kitchen that combined old world traditions of two distinctly diverse cultures and sides of the food spectrum with parents hailing from the Philippines and Nicaragua. Constantly surrounded by varied ingredients and recipes throughout his childhood, Baron saw the limitless possibilities of the kitchen and quickly fostered a passion for experimenting with taste, flavor, and textures.
Working under Daniel Patterson and Chris Cosentino allowed Chef Baron to grow a keen appreciation for naturalism and a desire to embrace the abundant resources of the surrounding local area. His love for foraging both in previous restaurant positions, capturing the essence of fresh seafood and cooking from the hearth stems from the connection he identifies between food and nature – a quality very close to his heart that he now brings to his position as Executive Chef at Salt Wood.
We take our food and libations very seriously, without taking ourselves too seriously. This neighborhood is home and we believe dining is fun and a collaborative social experience, so every step we take is keeps those two values in mind. Local, fresh ingredients are the essential building blocks to preparing quality food and drinks, so we spend a great deal of time and care to suss out the best local and regional purveyors available. We visit the farms, walk the vineyards and observe the processes our vendors take to ensure that our knowledge of the products is as authentic and true as we are.
Bar & Lounge 3p–close
3295 Dunes Drive
Marina, CA 93933