CAMRON WOODS – Director of Culinary Operations/Executive Chef
As the director of culinary operations and executive chef of The Ranch Laguna Beach, Chef Camron oversees our resort’s two restaurants, as well as our banquet and catering program. Born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, he embarked on his culinary career at Woodlands Resort and Inn in Summerville, starting humbly as a dishwasher and working his way up to executive sous chef, while receiving extensive training from respected chef Ken Vedrinski. During Chef Camron’s eight-year tenure at Woodlands, the resort attained world-class status and numerous awards, including becoming the first Five Star and Five Diamond property in the state. Having earned these awards simultaneously, Woodlands earned membership into the prestigious Relais & Chateaux and Relais Gourmand. Impressively, Woodlands also received a top ranking on Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List with a perfect score. Active in the culinary world, Chef Camron has appeared on numerous TV news programs where he is sought out for his simple, straightforward approach to cooking. Chef Camron is also extremely proud of the charitable work he has done with Mama’s Kitchen as well as the San Diego Council on Literacy’s fundraiser: Eat. Drink. Read.