TALAVERA AT THE FOUR SEASONS
Mecinas’ passion for cooking began at home, following in his father’s footsteps. He first began working at Yoshiro, an Asian restaurant in Encino, California. Mecinas’ next step found him working with veteran restaurateur Joaquim Splichal, owner of West Hollywood’s Patina Restaurant, Pinot Bistro in Studio City, and Café Pinot in Los Angeles.
In 1997, Mecinas began his career with Four Seasons, in Santa Barbara. From Santa Barbara, Mecinas joined the team at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, his most recent appointment prior to Scottsdale. In Scottsdale, Mecinas is responsible for the property’s many dining options, including the two main restaurants – Talavera and Proof Canteen.