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Acclaimed Chef Leaves Napa for Sonoma County

Chef Erik Anderson has left the recently-opened Truss Restaurant and Bar at the Four Seasons Napa Valley for popular Healdsburg restaurant.

Chef Erik Anderson has left the recently-opened Truss Restaurant and Bar at the Four Seasons Napa Valley in Calistoga for Michelin-starred Barndiva in Healdsburg.

Before taking the reins at Truss, Anderson was Executive Chef at the groundbreaking, two-starred Coi restaurant in San Francisco. He previously was a founding co-chef of Catbird Seat in Nashville and has a lengthy resume that includes stints at the French Laundry in Yountville, three-Michelin-star restaurant Noma in Copenhagen (named “best restaurant in the world” in 2021) and other top-rated restaurants.

At Barndiva, Anderson will replace Executive Chef Jordan Rosas, who started at the Healdsburg restaurant just as the pandemic took hold in 2020. Rosas, together with Executive Pastry Chef Neidy Venegas, led Barndiva to its first Michelin star in 2021.

In addition to Anderson, Barndiva has announced the hiring of several new staff members following a temporary winter closure. Mixologist Scott Beattie will join the restaurant as Beverage Director after a stint at Montage Healdsburg and a longtime gig at St. Helena’s Meadowood. Sally Kim of the Delfina Restaurant Group will head Barndiva’s wine program.

Finally (but certainly not least), Executive Pastry Chef Neidy Venegas will expand her Viennoiserie and bread program at the restaurant.

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