Chef Anthony Sinsay Returns Home to Become Chef at Jake's Del Mar and the Incoming Duke's La Jolla

January 29, 2015

The beachfront Jake’s Del Mar has announced that San Diego native son, Chef Anthony Sinsay, has returned to America’s Finest City to take the position as the new Dining Room Chef at Jake’s Del Mar, joining the T S Restaurants family in preparation for the opening of Duke’s La Jolla, where he will be Executive Chef when it opens this summer at the much anticipated location at 1216 Prospect Street on the prime parcel once occupied by the Top of the Cove restaurant.

Anthony Sinsay’s culinary horsepower is formidable and includes stints with the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group, The Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills and Nobu in La Vegas. He has honed his skills alongside notable chefs such as Brent Hammer, Brian Malarkey and Jose Andres. Here in San Diego he brought his playful and exciting approach to cuisine at Harney Sushi, Burlap and the recently-shuttered La Villa. Sinsay’s accolades include being named one of the Top 10 chefs in San Diego by and the 2012 Chef of the Year here at SanDiegoVille. He was invited to cook for the 2013 James Beard Awards in New York and was the San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival “Chef of the Fest” in  2009. He will now be sharing the kitchen at Jake’s with the festival’s newest “Chef of the Fest”, Jake’s Executive Chef, Duvinh Ta.

Duke’s La Jolla, although originally expected to open sometime next fall, is now gearing up in hopes up debuting this summer. The 13,222 square foot Prospect Street location has not housed a business in nearly a decade after Top of the Market, which had been in business for more than 50 years, closed in 2006. In 2011, the building's owner, Sheila Lipin, renovated the property and put it on the market for $7.5 million.

T S Restaurants is a small, family owned company that owns and operates 13 restaurants in Hawaii and California including in Jake’s Del Mar, Duke’s Huntington Beach, Sandy’s in Huntington Beach, Duke’s Malibu, Sunnyside Restaurant & Lodge in Lake Tahoe and more.