Ella Executive Chef Dustin Harvey started out his culinary career young, cooking daily with his family in Tucson, Arizona. Following his passion, Harvey moved to Austin, Texas in 2005 and worked for highly acclaimed restaurants, including
The Driskill Grill, Uchi, Uchiko, Qui, and East Side King. It was during these experiences, Harvey developed a deep relationship with local sourcing and the concept of head-to-toe cooking, minimizing waste, and maximizing yield to the product’s full potential. In 2015, Harvey met vegan
Chef-Mentor Tim Bevins, who pushed and challenged Harvey to become more old-world grain-driven, health-conscious, and environmentally aware of how and where ingredients are sourced from. After his daughter’s birth in 2017, Harvey and his family moved to Sacramento to be closer to family. In the Summer of 2021, Harvey joined the team at Ella. As Executive Chef, Harvey is excited to be a part of the Sacramento Farm-to-Fork community and looks forward to delighting guests with his seasonal and innovative menus.