Meet the Team—The Grove at Copia

Our restaurant team is helmed by accomplished alumni of the Culinary Institute of America. Learn more about our team below.
John Riggio CIA ’07, at CIA at Copia in Napa, CA
John Riggio CIA ’07
Director—Food and Beverage

After graduating from CIA in 2007, John and his wife jumped on a plane and flew to the Napa Valley.

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Zack Mutrux, CIA ’12, Sous Chef at The Grove
Zack Mutrux, CIA ’12
Sous Chef

Growing up in Missouri, Zack was really into cooking from a young age. He always had a knack in the kitchen, but didn’t realize it was possible to turn his passion into a career.

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Jacob Tracy, culinary gardener at CIA at Copia in Napa, CA
Jacob Tracy
Culinary Gardener

Jacob was born and raised in Napa and seeks to help heal our relationships with land and food. Working as an organic farm camp counselor, native and edible landscape, harvest intern and vineyard crewmate, he has grown to appreciate the gifts each season brings to our lives and our tables.

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Rachel Kohn Obut, consulting gardener at CIA at Copia in Napa, CA
Rachel Kohn Obut
Consulting Gardener

Rachel Kohn Obut fell in love with gardening as a child, enamored by the joys of eating and cooking with just picked strawberries. After graduating from Oberlin College in 2005, she dove into farming.

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The Grove at Copia - Breakfast Flatbread
The Grove at Copia - Hot Pastrami Sliders
The Grove at Copia - Shrimp Banh Mi Sandwich with a Sunrise Spritz
The Grove at Copia - Avocado Toast
The Grove at Copia - Raspberry Ricotta Cake

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