Restaurant Affiliates


The El Cajon Project

Every year we have the pleasure of working with some of the most talented chefs in some of the finest restaurants in the Bay Area. This year, the El Cajon Project has the following restaurants participating in the program. We continually add restaurants to our team, based on the needs of our student population and location. Many restaurants have worked with us for over ten years. We look forward to adding many more restaurants to our team!

Participating Restaurants


Alexander's Steakhouse
Alexander's Steakhouse
Chef Derek Biazo
Alexander's Steakhouse offers fine dining interpretation of the classic American steakhouse with hints of Japanese influence located in Cupertino, CA.

Right: Executive Chef Derek Biazo, in the kitchen at Alexander’s Steakhouse.

Chez TJ
Chez TJ
Chez TJ, a 2 star Michelin restaurant, along with executive chef Jarad Gallagher offer contemporary French cuisine located near downtown Mountain View, CA.

Dry Creek Grill
Dry Creek Grill
Dry Creek Grill Great steaks, succulent pit smoked barbeque, and mouth watering burgers ground in house daily. Fresh, seasonal, and locally sourced seafood and salads. Simply prepared. Showcasing the pure abundance from the land and sea.

Mario Ortega
Mario Ortega
Evvia along with executive chef Mario Ortega brings the warmth and charm of Greece to the Silicon Valley located in Palo Alto, CA.

Fleur de Lys
Fleur de Lys
Chef Hubert Keller
Hubert Keller
Fleur De Lys has closed after 25 years. Executive chef/owner Hubert Keller now operates Burger Bar, with locations in San Francisco, CA and Las Vegas, NV.

Los Altos Golf & Country Club
Los Altos
Golf & Country Club
Chef Gary Roth
Gary Roth
Los Altos Golf & Country Club along with world famous executive chef Gary Roth offer creative menus that reflect the best of each season, using the freshest of local produce located in Los Altos, CA.

Mama Mia’s Ristorante Italiano
Mama Mia’s
Ristorante Italiano
Mama Mia’s Ristorante Italiano, where great friends and great food meet, with locations in Felton, Campbell, Gilroy & Morgan Hill, CA.

Pacific Catch
Pacific Catch
Pacific Catch was founded in 2003 by two entrepreneurs, Keith Cox and Aaron Noveshen. Aaron has over 20 years’ experience creating leading edge products and concepts for the food and beverage industry. Keith has conceived of and founded businesses in the restaurant, resort real estate, consumer internet and venture capital industries.

Brad Kraten
Brad Kraten
Park Place along with head chef and Board Member of El Cajon Project Brad Kraten offer uncomplicated, fresh American food and social but casual setting. Park Place is the perfect neighborhood gathering spot located in Cupertino, CA.

1833
Restaurant 1833
Chef Levi Mezick
Levi Mezick
Photo: Nic Court,
Monterey County Weekly
Restaurant 1833 along with Executive Chef Levi Mezick, the Coastal Luxury Mangament duo of Rob Weakley and David Bernahl, and General Manager and Board Member of El Cajon Project Tobias Peach offer you a restaurant experience yet to be had in the Monterey Area. The restaurant is housed in one of the towns historic adobe buildings filled with charm and character. The menu offers a taste of casual elegance bound to leave you wanting more.

Oak and Rye Pizza
Oak and Rye Pizza
The Culinary Team of Chef Ross Hanson and Pizza Wizard Angelo Womack invite you to join them at Oak and Rye Pizza in Los Gatos, for delicious pizza, salads, coffees and desserts.

The Sea
The Sea
THE SEA By Alexander's Steakhouse is the bay area's premier seafood dining destination. The restaurant distinguishes itself by focusing on rich sumptuous morsels from the sea, prepared with modern technique and flair. Chef Yu Min Lin blends contemporary cuisine with Japanese sensibility and ingredients to transform The Sea's menu into the extraordinary. Experience The Sea at its best.