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Experience Garden to Table Dining

Nestled in the heart of Oceanside's grand oceanfront estate: The Seabird Resort, is Piper. Inspired by the beauty of global influences and regional purveyors, this family-friendly restaurant is a staple in Oceanside's downtown corridor. Steps away from the Oceanside Pier, Piper offers a delicious bounty of breakfast and brunch classics and spectacular dinner entrees, all boasting the freshest ingredients along SoCal's coastline. Enjoy fresh, handmade pastas and garden-to-table delicacies in a bright, convivial, California-coastal setting just off the beach. Stop by in the morning for breakfast and freshly pressed juice. By night, Piper transforms into a warmly intimate space with an open kitchen, full bar, and wraparound outdoor patio.

Meet Chef Chris Carriker

A Pacific Northwest native, Chef Chris Carriker attended culinary school at Western Culinary Institute before spending many years honing his skills in Portland, earning a reputation for his forward-thinking, farm fresh sensibilities in the kitchen. He quickly rose in his career, serving at the helm of several restaurants including 23Hoyt, Bluehour and Wildwood. He also served as Executive Chef at Portland's former Gilt Club, during which time he was invited to cook at the prestigious James Beard House, further solidifying his status as a leader within the culinary industry.

His professional journey then brought him to California where he served as Chef de Cuisine for Avant Restaurant at Rancho Bernardo Inn, as well as Executive Chef of International Smoke, Chef Michael Mina’s first venture in San Diego. He also held the position of Corporate Chef for the Empress Restaurant Group, which encompasses esteemed establishments spanning Death by Tequila, Wokou Ramen and California Native. Most recently, Carriker served as Chef de Cuisine of Park Hyatt Aviara Resort Golf Club & Spa where he managed culinary operations at Ponto Lago, Pacific Point and in-room dining. Outside of the kitchen, his talent has shone on national television, where he claimed victory on a 2019 episode of Food Network's "Chopped."

As Chef de Cuisine at Piper, Carriker oversees operations at The Seabird’s signature restaurant, Piper in leading the resort’s culinary programming. He brings his extensive restaurant experience and passion for fresh, elevated fare to The Seabird, emboldening the culinary team to discover and deliver the finest flavors of San Diego.