How do you make fine and casual dining work in a pandemic? We talked with esteemed chef and restaurateur Randall Selland.
Randall Selland and wife Nancy Zimmer, own Selland Family Restaurants and their longtime restaurant The Kitchen was the first restaurant in Sacramento to be recognized with a Michelin star.In addition to The Kitchen, the Sellands run three Selland’s Market Cafes (East Sacramento, Broadway, and El Dorado Hills), Ella Dining Room and Bar, OBO’ Italian Table and Bar,
The couples’ children, Josh Nelson and Tamera Baker, are also part of the family business.
Last month, The Kitchen and Ella were both honored by the WineSpectator, the world's leading authority on wine. They unveiled the winners of its 2020 Restaurant Awards, which honor the world's best restaurants for wine. This year's awards program—which successfully moved forward despite the effects of COVID-19—recognizes 3,776 dining destinations from all 50 states in the U.S. and more than 79 countries internationally.