About Us

Our Staff

We strive to make everyone of our guests feel welcome.  Friendly service is the backbone of who we are.
Allow us introduce ourselves.

Chris Joslyn

Executive Chef


Like all great Chefs, Chris had an amazing Mom who recognized his talent in the kitchen and encouraged him to see where it could take him. He enrolled into the Culinary Arts program at Bakersfield College and was immediately hooked. After attaining the degree, he set out to further his education at the California Culinary Academy - San Francisco. During school, he worked at the three-star Grand Café, then went on to extern at the famed four-star, La Folie, under French Master Chef Roland Passot. After spending two very influential years at La Folie, Chris continued his relationship with Roland, serving as Sous Chef at Left Bank Brasserie in its’ San Jose and Larkspur locations. Chris was then offered the Chef position at Left Bank - San Mateo. Most recently, he was the Chef at LB Steak, an American/French prime steakhouse. Chris had always wanted to end up on the Central Coast and jumped on the opportunity to make the move. In his off time he can be found in his home kitchen cooking for his wife Jessica, tending his garden, fishing or foraging for wild mushrooms. Chris is thrilled to be part of the dynamic team at the Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Café, and to play his role in serving up the flavors of the California Central Coast.




Matthew Negrete Managing Director

Matthew Negrete

Managing Director


When Sam came home from interviewing Matthew Negrete, he confidently told his wife, “I think I found our new manager.” Sam appreciated Matthew’s sincerity and felt he would bring excitement and an extra level of professionalism to the Los Olivos Café. Matthew has been working in the restaurant business since he was a teenager. Alex BBQ in Shell Beach was Matthew’s first introduction to restaurant management. From there he felt privileged to assist in the development of Palazzo Giuseppe & Express in San Luis Obispo. Matthew continued working at Giuseppe as a manager until he was offered a position at Park Chalet Garden Restaurant in San Francisco. Then the Central Coast called Matthew back home. After marrying and settling down to be a father, Matthew began his search for a restaurant that encouraged genuine personality, served Good Food and Good Wine, and had a reputation that he would be proud to support. I think he found it.







Andrew Scherer

Wine Director


There are many aspects of wine that fascinate me; from the history of the regions and how it affects the local viticulture, to the nuances of the land and climate - and how they translate into the grapes. The language of wine has always been a point of interest for me as well. Watching my mentors and other wine professionals articulate sensation into rhetoric, to be understood by others, still fascinates me. My wine career began in Monterey, at the Pebble Beach Resort, where I took my first job in hospitality as a busser for Roy's restaurant at 'The Inn at Spanish Bay'. With the support of my mentors, I worked my way up at Pebble Beach over the course of four years, from launching a new restaurant at the Lodge, to becoming a server and sommelier, after passing the first two exams of the Court of Master Sommeliers.After four years in Monterey I decided to move on with aspirations of expanding my knowledge of the hospitality industry. I found this expansion when I became part of the opening team for Wally's Vinoteca, in Beverly Hills. Vinoteca was an awe inspiring facility that exponentially furthered my knowledge of the wine world, and gave me insight into retail aspects of the wine industry. Wally's was a great experience for me, but I longed to return to California's Central Coast.I began working for Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Café early in 2015 and am overjoyed to be here! I look forward to carrying forth the superb reputation that the Wine Merchant & Cafe has worked to achieve. My time in the Santa Ynez Valley has been amazing and I look forward to unlocking the secrets, and discovering the treasures of the appellation. The sense of community is heartwarming, and the wine industry here is full of knowledgeable, hardworking, and kind individuals – with an overall sense of camaraderie for our regions wine. I hope to see you at the Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Café soon!

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Los Olivos Cafe & Wine Merchant, 2879 Grand Avenue
P.O. Box 205, Los Olivos, CA 93441
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