Executive Chef
Angel Ramirez
Chef Angel has been with The Lakes since 2011 originally hired as the Sous Chef. Angel was promoted to the Executive Chef in 2016. He fell in love with culinary at a young age watching his grandmother make homemade tortillas. Shortly after high school, he attended the world famous Le Cordon Bleu School of Culinary Arts in Pasadena, CA. After attaining his AOS in culinary, he worked in Hollywood’s nightlife restaurant, the Geisha House. He stayed in the L.A. area for five years working for different catering companies then deciding to bring his passion for culinary to the Coachella Valley. Chef Angel has had the honor of working under award winning Chef Jimmy Schmidt at Morgan's of the Desert. His menus are seasonally driven with fresh local ingredients and he loves to cook seasonal modern American food with a Latin twist. His chef belief is that with hard work anything is possible and in the culinary industry there are always new things to learn.
Mountain View Dining Manager
Jose Lopez
Santa Fe Grill Manager
Emilcar Rosas
Emilcar "Emi" has been an asset to The Lakes since 2011. He began his hospitality journey in 2005 at Desert Willow working in the food & beverage department. Emi and his team have coordinated and executed various club and Member events. He is dedicated to providing a food & beverage service that exceeds expectations. In his spare time, Emi enjoys spending time with his wife and their little girl.
Administrative Assistant
Araceli Martinez
Araceli has been at The Lakes since 2015. She has a diverse background in the food and beverage industry within the valley, so she fits right in here at The Lakes as the food and beverage Administrative Assistant. Araceli is an avid scrapbooker, enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her three children.
Dining Service Supervisor
Rosemary De La Torre
Dining Service Supervisor
Liz Lascano
Catering Service Supervisor
Lenny Woods